Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Taking seven loaves of bread and a few fish, Jesus fed the crowds. Clearly, there was no limit to Jesus’ magnanimity the working day. But is this the end of the story? Do we look back with nostalgia to the” good old days” when oracles spoke and miracles appeared? Do we wonder whether we could ever hope to find God’s healing and cherish for our problems? The next time we receive the Eucharist, look around. Look at the young and the old-time, the capable and the undermine, the hopeful and the doubtful. Then look to Jesus in the eat burst for us. At every Mass, he comes to us whole and part filled with the same desire and superpower to heal that moved him two thousand years ago. Let us come to the banquet of the Lord eager for him to mop the rips from our eyes and to soothe us body and soul.

Let us look to Jesus and rejoice that he has saved us. Let us ask himtoday to strengthen our faith so that we see all that await us as wejourney home to him.

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