What Do You Need Multiplied?

In what ways do you feel inadequate? Often, we say no to getting involved in a ministry, or we stop short of reaching out to someone who has special needs, or we hold back from sharing our faith with a co-worker who’s struggling – and why do we do this? That’s because we feel inadequate. We feel like we don’t have enough of what it takes to do the task well. Well, God has good news for you!

Which of the following fits you?

I don’t sing well enough to join the choir.
I’m not a good public speaker, so I know I can’t serve as a reader at Mass.
I’m not as self-confident as my boss is, so I can’t suggest a better way of doing business.
I’m poor at making casual conversation, so I won’t visit that person who’s in the hospital.
I’m not a good organizer, so let someone else be in charge of that program.
I don’t have enough time to pray for all those people who need prayers.
I don’t make enough income to give more in the collection basket.

This is good! These are your loaves and fish. God is generous, and we see proof of this in the Gospel reading (Mark 6:34-44). If you want proof of his miracle power in your own life, give him your insufficiencies!Read More »