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" “The trouble with the world is me.” - St Catherine of Siena

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Musings - Holding On To Anything?

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[Yesterday's Gospel (John 6:1-15) prompted me to re-read and re-post a brief reflection I had previously shared on a similar passage in Matthew (14:13-21)}

The little that we have – be it in material goods, time  or talents – is sufficient for God’s work if, when He asks, we would just give whatever that is to Him. Take notice in today’s Gospel what He did with five loaves of bread and two fish! On the surface, it looked like Jesus was asking His Apostles to do the impossible – feed thousands of  people. He wasn’t. He was asking them to give Him what they had and He would make the impossible possible. God will never give us a task, no matter how daunting it may first appear, without giving us all that we need to complete it.

The first step is our total surrender to, and trust in, His will for us.

So let’s ask ourselves: Is there anything I am still holding on to and unwilling to give Him?


  1. Giving Him what they had - I really like this point. Sometimes we procrastinate because a task is far too daunting when what we should really do is give God everything and then let Him make of the task what He wills. Our task is always to surrender everything, not to execute whatever grandiose schemes we dream up, however altruistically motivated they may be. When God does the work things always turn out well beyond what we finite humans can imagine.

  2. Barb:
    You never fail to bless me and my readers whenever you share your wisdom and insight. We are grateful that you visit so frequently. God bless.