Philip and Andrew

April 17, 2015 7:00 am

“Philip answered him, ‘Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, ’There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?’” (JN 6: 7-9)

Between “two hundred days’ wages worth of food” and “five barley loaves and two fish” is a huge gap. Our Lord doesn’t need hundreds of options; it is enough for him where “there is a boy here who has” a little. Philip was looking for a solution in money; Andrew found a person with just a little something. We do not need to be perfect or self-sufficient to serve; Our Lord prefers situations where we are connected with the others, where we could help each other and where we can bring fruits only when dependent on relationship.

“One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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