Jesus needs souls who listen to him in silence.
Saint Rafael Arnaiz
Virtual Discernment Retreat on September 26th & 27th
When I say “I am enough” I am expressing a very positive reality: I don’t have to prove my worth; I don’t need to measure up or be perfect; I can be at home in my own skin. But it’s also true that I am not enough, in a different sense: I need others, even more, I need the One who is my God and Savior.
During the COVID pandemic, we might be experiencing in a very concrete way that we are not enough. What do we do as Christians? The Gospel passage where we find Jesus feeding the five thousand (Mark 6:30-42) shows us how Jesus wants to continue making his miracles today. We just need to:
- Be honest with Jesus
- Go and see what you can give
- Put what you have in Jesus’ hands
- Let Jesus bless us and help us to share ourselves with others
Then we truly discover what it means to be enough: They all ate and were satisfied (Mark 6:42).