“Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gavethem to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied.” Luke 9

When was the last time you were satisfied? Is there ever enough? Or do you always want more? More money…more prestige…more time…more stuff. We are always wanting more and so we cling desperately to what we have. We must learn to trust God and let go. We must learn to be generous with our things and with our money. We must be generous with all of our resources, including our time. We need to give away what we have. We can do that formally in ministry work and it can be done spontaneously in our daily life. Formally, we can join a Ministry and serve. We can set up EFT giving directly from our accounts. We can clean out our clutter and donate to the rummage sale. Spontaneously, we can spend a few moments talking and smiling with an elderly, lonely person after Mass. We can donate to causes that come to our attention on street corners and in front of grocery stores. We can hear about a young married couple or college student trying to begin their new lives and give away something to them that would help them, like an extra bed or dresser or chair.

Opportunities abound to be generous. Be the loaves and fishes. Lift up your life to God and ask him to bless you, that you may be enough for those in need around you. When you do this, you may be surprised at the “baskets” of leftover time, money and stuff that you have. Where once you thought there may not be enough, suddenly there is surplus! God is good all of the time and all of the time God is good! Trust him and share all that you have.

May you be blessed with all you have and share!