17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 26, 2015

5 + 2 = HALF?

There is a fundamental imperative in today’s readings: Give everything away and you will have more than you need. Keep it to yourself and you will always want for more.

You can pick any subject, any issue: and this principle will still be true.

Yes, there are finite resources, but if you worry first about what you don’t have and what you need – then you might find a ladder to climb up, but you will, most likely, find it is on the wrong wall.

The apostles asked Jesus that same question we ask ourselves and each other today: how are we going to have enough for everyone? We only have 12 and 2! It is the same question just about every family and every organization asks – we worry about what is “sustainable”. It is a word I wish I could eliminate.

Since when does the Gospel ever tell us to aim for sustainable?

CLICK HERE for the readings for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15)


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