Give Christ your ‘ordinary’ and He will make you ‘extraordinary’


7 August 2017


How often do you compare yourselves to others? How often do you feel like you fail to meet the expectations of the world? How often do you feel ordinary?

In today’s Gospel we see Christ challenge each of us to do the extraordinary through our relationship with Him. The disciples brought what little they had – their five loaves and two fishes. Jesus’ response was to place them right in the centre of the miracle, amidst the working of grace, by giving them back the blessed bread and fish to go and feed the thousands that were gathered.

Mother Teresa once said that Jesus ‘uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.’ In this miracle Jesus looked not on what little the disciples had, but on their faith.

I am reminded that through faith that Jesus will always meet my needs – physically, spiritually, emotionally and relationally – beyond what I could ever imagine. It is in this mysterious disproportion between what I can offer and what Christ gives in return, that He will take my ‘ordinary’ and allow me to do the ‘extraordinary.’

Are you ready to give what you have to Christ today?