BE A HUMBLE INSTRUMENTS IN GOD’S HANDS BY SHARING OUR BLESSINGS
Today’s readings invite us to become humble instruments in God’s hands by sharing our blessings with our needy brothers and sisters. They are about hunger and food and about how we can satisfy the deeper hunger of our life. They remind us that if we and our country are blessed with an abundant food supply, we have to share it with the hungry people and poor countries. Once physical hungers are satisfied, then we are challenged to satisfy the deeper hungers, for love, mercy, forgiveness, companionship, peace and fulfillment.
The Gospel readings also tell us that God really cares about His people, and that there is enough and more than enough for everybody. Studies show that the world today produces enough food grains to provide every human being on the planet with 3,600 calories a day, not counting such foods as tuber crops, vegetables, beans, nuts, fruits, meats, and fish. Hence, let us pray and work for better social justice in all communities and countries. As Christians, we need to commit ourselves to share and to work with God in communicating His compassion to all as the early Christians did. God always blesses those who share their blessings and talents with loving commitment.
Excerpted from the homily of Fr Tony Kadavil available at http://frtonyshomilies.com.