Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Septem panes (Mt. 15:36)


Compassion comes as a result of someone’s identification of the needs of others. Jesus is identical to the sick and suffering as his compassion prompted him to do good for them. In the miracle of multiplying the bread, it was compassion that caused Jesus to provide food for them, to think of ways to satisfy their hunger, and to show God's intervention for their benefit.

But the opposite response came from the disciples of Jesus. They were also in the same situation as Jesus. While Jesus felt compassionate, they thought only of themselves and the discomfort they would experience. They did not like taking unnecessary risks.

As the disciples of Jesus, at this time, we must follow the example that Jesus had shown us. We must help the poor and the needy. Do not be afraid of taking any risks. Because, in fact, the risks that God expects us are not beyond our strength and ability. We are expected to give what we have and even ourselves to help and serve others. When we do that, God acts through us and miracles happen. Where there are compassion and mercy, miracles always happen there. 

By Fr. Risco Batbual, SVD.

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