What do you have?
Sometimes God is asking so much of us. It might be like the widow who uses the last of her flour and oil to feed Elijah. Or the widow who puts her last 2 cents in the collection basket. It is really hard to put that much trust in God. We need to trust that God will give us everything we need. That happened for the widow Elijah met. She had enough flour and oil to eat for a year!
Think about the Our Father the next time you say it. Do you trust that you will have daily bread? What can you donate that someone else really needs?
Based on Scriptures for Sunday, November 8, 2015
In Exodus, the Lord rains down bread and then even sends quail. God gives us our daily bread, just what we need and when we need it. The Readings this week are all about bread and one of the “I Am” statements in John 6. Do you know Jesus?
Jesus says, “What kind of signs to do you need?” What will it take for you to believe?
Jesus says, “Remember how God gave you manna in the desert?” How can you get this bread? Jesus gives the answer when He says, “I Am the Bread of Life.” He gives us Himself in the Eucharist now. Stay tuned to find out what he means! The next few weeks’ Sunday Readings explain more!
Maybe you have seen a few miracles in your life or in the life of someone around you. Miracles come in all shapes and sizes. Are you looking? Are you helping God to perform a miracle in someone’s life today like the boy in last week’s readings?
Jesus says that you’ve seen the signs. Now what? St. Paul tells the Ephesians that you should change the way you live. Put on your new self. Your old way of thinking doesn’t work anymore. Now that you have learned about Jesus, you know the truth. This requires thinking like God thinks, doing the right thing and living in the truth. So, what do you think? Will it change how you live? Got bread? This bread is priceless. Go to Mass. Receive the Eucharist. It will change your life.
Sunday Readings for August 2, 2015