Multiply Our Bread, Lord
Dear Parishioners and Visitors:
Wouldn’t it be great to have the money in your pocket multiplied? I often wish the money in the Sunday collection would be multiplied. But what I would most like to see multiplied would be the gifts of the Lord. Gifts such as love, peace, forgiveness and understanding would be wonderful to see multiplied in my life and in the world. In the gospel and first reading today we hear about the multiplication of bread. That too would be wonderful – a day when no one went hungry. That day may be far away, but I believe it could come if we Christians allow God to multiply his life, love and generosity through us. There are riches far greater than money, and there is food much more nourishing than bread. As the boy in the gospel offered what little he had to Jesus, let us each offer the little we have to God. In doing so, God can use us and multiply the little we offer into something great for our community and world. Peace.
P.S. I read somewhere that two of the most stressful things in life are moving and starting a new job. We priests have to do both whenever we move, and this is my third move in three years and I’m really tired of it. Thank you all for your warm welcome to me here at St. Rita’s Parish; you have all helped relieve some of the initial stress. I look forward to getting to know you and to journey with you in faith.