Weekly Sermon Summary

The True Solution - (11.10.19- Jn. 6 5-14)  


Dear St. Paul Family,
The Gospel lesson was from Jn. 6:5-14, the feeding of 5000 by 5 loaves and 2 fish.
How about a netting that holds your shoes in the dryer rather than hearing all that tumbling news, how’s that as a solution or how about a nice chart at every coffee shop to teach you what every coffee is, good solution, or tired of your co-workers getting to your lunch at work, how about a lunch bag that says “Human Organs” on it, no one will touch it – great solution.
Well the disciples came to Jesus with some solutions:
1) Send them away – basically, just get rid of the problem
2) Money – but it would take way too much
3) 5 loaves and 2 fish – well, frankly, that’s enough for 1 person
4) Jesus – by blessing what was brought
What can we do better next time in dealing with problems:
1) Bring the problem to Jesus

  • Cast all your cares on Him

  • Let your requests be made known to God

2) Begin with what you have

  • 5 loaves and 2 fish, Moses had a rod, Joshua had a trumpet, bring it to God

3) Believe He does great things

  • He does exceedingly abundant above all that we ask or think

  • His ways are higher than our ways

  • Believe based on what was seen

During this great problem, the disciples came up with solutions, but all on their own, what they should have done is first bring the problems to Jesus, begin with whatever they have and believe He can make a difference.

Fr. James

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