Wednesday, February 25, 2015
hope for the thick headed
so the reading from Mark today holds out hope for the thick headed.
I mean... really? the disciples JUST SAW Jesus feed 5,000 people with just a little food.
and just a few days later, they face the same situation. and what do they say? "How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?" but Jesus doesn't even chide them for their stubborn doubt and slow learning. He just patiently says "How much bread do you have?"
besides the first lesson (God puts up with our stupidity and patiently teaches us again and again when we need the lesson repeated), there is another lesson here. He asks "what do you have?"
what is that in your hand? what do you have to offer, even if it is a little thing? He can take whatever you've got, even if it's tiny, and turn it into something amazing.
God, please keep knocking on my thick head until I learn that you can turn even my little talents into something useful for You.