As I listen to today’s Gospel story of the multiplication of the loaves and fish, I am challenged again to reflect on who the hungry in my world are. It seems Jesus is calling the apostles to be aware of the hungry right in front of them and do something about their hunger. I imagine the apostles might feel a bit overwhelmed and inadequate in the face of five thousand (!), but Jesus assures them He can use what they bring to work miracles.
While we all “feed the hungry” in various ways throughout our days, some of our Sisters are directly involved with providing food for those in need. Sister Mary Susanna Weaver helps once a week at the local food pantry. She helps to distribute food, clothing and toys to families who are eligible for assistance. Her outreach enables many to eat who might not otherwise be able to do so.
So, who are the hungry ones I will meet today? How will I allow God to use my gifts to feed them?