Readings: Gen 14:18-20. 1Cor 11:23-26. Lk 9:11b-17
At a given point in our lives, we may be called upon to be responsible for some people. This may be in form of a leadership position, or a work assignment, as a teacher, pastor, parent or spouse, etc. In those stewardships, it’s easy for us to simply focus on fulfilling some of the needs of the people under our charge only when it’s convenient. We give a blind eye to many other needs, not because of inability to fulfill them, but unwillingness to inconvenience ourselves by going the extra mile.
In such cases, it’s convenient to push the responsibility to fulfill those needs to other people. We may even claim that we’re not obliged to satisfy them. And we let those under our care go hungry, yet we could have done something to relieve their hunger. We don’t realise that if only we could apply the little resources we have for the relief of others’ needs, we’d have set in motion the dynamics of the miraculous.
May we hear the voice of Jesus Christ telling us to provide for the needs of others ourselves.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.