Yesterday we spent time with folks in the Diocese of Texas. We had a tour of the Cathedral and the Diocese. We also got to visit the Beacon, which began as a homeless ministry of the Cathedral. They provide scrubs to hundreds of people while volunteers do their wash and they take showers. They are fed and provided with a medical clinic along with a host of other services. Often Glynnis spoke of the dignity of the clients and how important that was to the center. They took a seed of an idea, and literally feed and clothe thousands through God's blessing.
Jesus went to a quiet place, away from the city but the people followed him. He had what they needed and they would not let him be. Compassion and love was his response to their need. And then he taught the disciples how to respond to the needs of the people. "You give them something to eat!" sent them scrambling. They found a little among the huge group, but it was enough. Actually it was more than enough. We often don't respond to the needs around us because we don't have enough, but God invites us today to see that what we have is enough with God's blessing.
Today I ask God to help me be bold and to accept that what I have is enough. May we seek God's blessing in our with our need and with our abundance. May we trust that God will provide the bounty if we will but take a step forward into the crowd. May our small amounts be great blessings today in God's name.