Church of St Francis of Assisi

Church Bulletin 20 July 2014

Weekly Reflection

He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing.

Matthew 14:13-21

The beautiful Church of the Multiplication of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, calls to mind this week's Gospel with its mosaics depicting two fishes flanking a basket containing loaves of bread. 

Jesus often begins with what we offer. The disciples could be in any state of emotions when they brought the 5 fishes and 2 loaves of bread to Jesus - skeptic, frustrated, etc.

Whatever their feelings were, they still brought their offerings to Jesus and he used whatever they offered for the benefit of others. We may not be 'wowed' by our own offerings but God will use them to 'wow' others.