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Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Download This Homily

February 16, 2019

Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time

 

Gen 3: 9-24

Gospel MK 8:1-10


In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat, Jesus summoned the disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.” His disciples answered him, “Where can anyone get enough bread to satisfy them here in this deserted place?” Still he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They replied, “Seven.” He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd. They also had a few fish. He said the blessing over them and ordered them distributed also. They ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets. There were about four thousand people. He dismissed the crowd and got into the boat with his disciples and came to the region of Dalmanutha.

 

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Today’s Gospel presents before us the heart of Jesus as he says, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.”Yes, Jesus had a soft, tender, and moving heart. What makes a heart soft, tender and moving or hard, rigid and stony? When our eyes and ears are closed towards the sufferings and joys of our brothers and sisters our heart loses its warmth, tenderness and gracefulness. There is a general feeling that the religious men and women often lose their warmth and cordiality during their long period of formation. Our Pope Francis, during his first encounter with the Major Superiors of Sisters reminded them to be mothers not spinsters. At another occasion he reminded them the importance of smiling that emerges from an inner joy. He warned them not to smile like “Air-hostess” which is superficial and emotionless.


God never asks from us more than what we have. What he expects from us is not to hide or bury our talents. We are expected to make available what is offered to us. We need not be worried too much whether what we have is enough to satisfy all. None of us are expected to do more than our share. Often we find a lame excuse for our failure to play our part by saying that we are not enough and would point towards others saying that they have more than we have. The talents are distributed according to a divine blueprint. It is not up to us to judge its sagacity and propriety. Wasting our life by comparing and contrasting ourselves with others will only lead us to definite failure and misery.

February 16, 2019

Saturday of the 5thWeek in Ordinary Time

 

Gen 3: 9-24

Mk 8: 1-10

 

Make Available Our Share

 

Today’s Gospel presents before us the heart of Jesus as he says, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.”Yes, Jesus had a soft, tender, and moving heart. What makes a heart soft, tender and moving or hard, rigid and stony? When our eyes and ears are closed towards the sufferings and joys of our brothers and sisters our heart loses its warmth, tenderness and gracefulness. There is a general feeling that the religious men and women often lose their warmth and cordiality during their long period of formation. Our Pope Francis, during his first encounter with the Major Superiors of Sisters reminded them to be mothers not spinsters. At another occasion he reminded them the importance of smiling that emerges from an inner joy. He warned them not to smile like “Air-hostess” which is superficial and emotionless.

God never asks from us more than what we have. What he expects from us is not to hide or bury our talents. We are expected to make available what is offered to us. We need not be worried too much whether what we have is enough to satisfy all. None of us are expected to do more than our share. Often we find a lame excuse for our failure to play our part by saying that we are not enough and would point towards others saying that they have more than we have. The talents are distributed according to a divine blueprint. It is not up to us to judge its sagacity and propriety. Wasting our life by comparing and contrasting ourselves with others will only lead us to definite failure and misery.


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Homilies Navchetana is an initiative of Navchetana Communications, Bhopal, India. We have been sending the Sunday and daily homilies last four years. We are grateful to you for your cooperation and encouraging comments. Navchetana is committed to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through modern media and performing arts. Through our Web TV, audio and video productions and stage programmes we take the Gospel message to the ends of the earth. Make a donation and be a part of this noble mission.


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