Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Only Miracle in All Four Gospels

Do you know what the only miracle (aside from the Resurrection) to appear in all four Gospels is?

Give up?

It's the multiplication of the loaves and fish!

That fact alone underscores the significance of this beautiful event.  And while I often wonder how it actually happened, and what the Apostles' reactions were as they were experiencing it, the message I always take away from it is very clear.

The small boy had but 5 loaves of bread, and 2 small fish.  Hardly enough to feed a group of 15, let alone 5,000.

But he gave his small gift to Jesus.  

And through Christ it became significantly greater.

It's a wonderful reminder to us all that our gifts and offerings are that much greater when we go through our Savior.

God Bless.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Brilliant reflection Michael. Well done. Thanx.

God bless.

Unknown said...

Our pastor actually pointed out that fact in his homily last week. Since it is a prefigurement of the Eucharist, God inspired all 4 Gospel writers to include it.
"And through Christ, it became significantly greater." This is a great reminder of what Jesus does with the little we give Him.
Thanks for another excellent reflection, Michael.

Nancy Shuman said...

This was new information for me. Wow. Thank you.

Daily Grace said...

Beautiful! I didn't realize this, thank you....

Mary N. said...

Oh, you're right! I never noticed this before, Michael!

I like thinking about Christ enlarging our little offerings :)

God bless!

Michael said...

Victor: Thank you sir

Karinann: Great point about it being a prefigurement to the Eucharist.

Nancy, DG and Mary: You are welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this inspiration to take with me throughout the day :) I'm applying it to my poems and other writings and just generally listening to others and being a good friend. Through Jesus, little offerings become great ones. <3