HOMILY OF FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B
Acts 5:34-42, John 6:1-15
THEME: THEOLOGY OF POSSIBILITY
God’s initiative can never suffer limitation. What he says he will do, he will surely do. He made us and we belong to him. Though he may consults us whenever he wants to do his work, we cannot hold him back, either by our unbelief or by our outright rejection of his invitation.
In our today’s gospel, “Jesus, seeing that that a multitude was coming to him, said to Philip, ‘How are we to buy bread so that these people may eat. This he said to test him, for himself knew what he would do.”
Philip’s answer was, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough for each of them to get a little.”
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?”
To their amazement, Jesus performed the miracle of multiplication. For God, nothing is impossible. We cannot receive anything beyond our faith. He performs his wonder at times, irrespective of our faith, in order to teach us some lessons; to tell us who he is. Philip’s sense of impossibility and Andrew’s little faith could not stop him. But after the miracles, their faith in him will never remain the same.
Therefore, whenever there is a necessary need to serve; in our homes, working place, in the church, and wherever we find ourselves, we must not fall for negative vibes, by using our teeth count our little resources. God can use our little quota to achieve great things. We must not join the league of those who discourage others. Our little drops are great in the hands of God who work in us to will and to do.
When God calls us to action, may we hear and understand him. May his light shine through us. May he use us to meet the needs of his people, through Christ our Lord. Amen.