+RECOGNIZING OUR MANY BLESSINGS 11 Feb. 2023
There is clearly a contrast in the two narratives we have just heard. Adam and Eve give into the temptation to seek what God has not given them. And then our gospel tells us of how Jesus feeds the four thousand in a deserted place. As one commentator tells us: These contrasting narratives invite us to reflect on how we relate to the gifts we have: Do we think of ourselves as never having enough—never enough talent or power or wealth to share with neighbors and strangers in need? Or do we recognize the goods that God has given us and are ready to share?
Our Blessed Mother appearing at Lourdes to the simple and poor Bernadette shows us God’s way of acting on earth.
The Eucharist is to fill us with a wonderful sense of thanksgiving, an abiding sense of how wonderfully blessed we are with divine love. This love empowers us to share God’s gift in a thousand ways each day.