Day 103 Feeding the Five Thousand Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17

Guided reflection:

I have always wondered about this miracle…was the miracle that the 5 loaves and 2 fishes fed 5000 people – like magic?  Or, was the miracle that there was enough there when they were willing to open their pockets and share what they all had, and together they had more than enough?  Either way, this points out the scarcity mentality vs abundance mentality.   Scarcity says there is not enough to go around, I must horde what I have because I might not get any more… abundance flows out of a grateful and generous heart that allows little things to become much when placed in God’s hands… WOW!  Do you have scarcity thinking... or do you approach life with a sense of thanksgiving and generosity?

Guided prayer:

“I want my heart to know your abundance, O God.  But instead I focus on what I don’t have and become greedy and selfish; I focus on the fear that there will not be enough to go around and my fear keeps me from seeing that little becomes much when placed in your hands.  Right now, create in me a heart that is filled with gratitude and open my heart to give myself away for your sake.  Amen”