There is a boy…

April 16, 2021 3:00 am

“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: 8-9)

Philip and Andrew answered the same question: “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” Philip didn’t see any option to do it; Andrew pointed “a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish,” however, he also saw difficulties with that solution. We used to see problems from two points, like a glass of half of the water: almost empty or almost full. But there is another solution—look for a source of water, not to a vessel. The vessel is limited, source, like a wellspring, unlimited. When we see problems with Our Lord, we see solutions; when we see problems alone, we always see only a part of the solution.

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

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak