Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV: Do Not Waste Christ the Lord’s Gifts to Us

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image: fresco of Feeding the multitude by Raffaellino del Garbo / Sailko, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange, May 25, 2023

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme OMV is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary currently on missionary assignment in the Philippines. He serves in the Congregations’ Retreat Ministry and in the House of Formation for novices and theologians in Antipolo, Philippines. …

Avatar photoWe learn two important things about Jesus from the episode of the multiplication of the loaves.

First, we see the kindness and generosity of Jesus towards the needs of the crowds. He is not overwhelmed by their number and their needs. He also does not wait for them to beg Him, but He takes the initiative to feed them, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat? He said this to test him because He Himself knew what He was going to do.”

Secondly, Jesus is not wasteful. After they had had their fill of the bread and fish, He said to His disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” …

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