Jesus performs the miracle of loaves and fishes, feeding many people following him!
Gospel Reflection for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, we hear about the miracle of five loaves and two fish. Jesus asked the disciples if they had any food to feed the many people that had been listening to Jesus. The disciples told Jesus that they only had five loaves and two fish, but then Jesus made a miracle; the five loaves of bread and the two fishes became enough to feed thousands of people.
Jesus asked his disciples and all the people who were there to trust Him. He knew He could feed the people who were there, but He wanted them to believe in Him too. Also, in this gospel, we hear, “Taking the five loaves and the two fish, looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples….” This reminds us of the Last Supper when Jesus broke bread and gave it to his disciples.
This gospel reminds us that we should give God everything: our talents, our gifts, our prayers, our sacrifices, and everything we do. Even if we are small and we feel like we don’t matter or can’t do much, Jesus helps us grow and makes what we do matter just like he multiplied the five loaves of bread and the two fish.