United States Conference of Secular institutes


John 6:1-15

This gospel story reminds us that as individuals we can and do make a difference. Every worthwhile accomplishment in this world depends upon attitudes and actions of individual lives. That difference in attitude is highlighted by two very specific virtues, gratitude and generosity. When Jesus saw the small supply they had to feed the crowd; he raised his eyes to heaven and pronounced a blessing over them. Jesus was not only grateful he was also generous. He shared it with the crowd. And in that act of sharing it became enough and more than enough. When you and I face the real problems and challenges of life, and often discover how little we have to address the issue, perhaps we need to remember how Jesus dealt with the so-called problem in this gospel story. Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks.