Thursday, January 6, 2011

But we only have five loaves and two fish...

The reading for Mass on January 4 was one of those classic ones that from Mark's Gospel (6:34-44) that really makes you to feel sorry for the disciples.  Here they were in a deserted place, 5000 mouths to feed, and all they had were five loaves and two fish. 

I don't know about you, but I think I would be in the same boat as the disciples:  incredulous that Jesus was even thinking such thoughts.  But we know how the story ends:  after everyone finished eating, there were twelve baskets of fragments of bread left over and some fish!

This was sent aroung a while back on an email (author unknown), but seems to fit in very well to how the disciples may have been feeling:

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk.
Abraham was too old.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jacob was a liar.
Leah was ugly.
Joseph was abused.
Moses had a stuttering problem.
Gideon was afraid.
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
David had an affair and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isaiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
John the Baptist ate locusts.
Peter denied Christ.
The Disciples fell asleep while praying.
Martha worried about everything.
Mary Magdalene was, well you know.
Zaccheus was too small.

Paul was too religious.
Timothy had an ulcer.
Lazarus was dead!

And God isn’t finished with you yet.

1 comment:

  1. Something a person can post at his or her desk, I will.