Bless what you have

(Peter) spoke up and said, "There is a boy here who has five small loaves of barley bread and two fish. But what good is that with all these people?" Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave thanks to God. John 6:9,11

 Sydney Rae, unsplash.com

Sydney Rae, unsplash.com

Sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness, to put a hand on its brow of the flower and retell it in words and in touch it is lovely St Francis and the Sow, Galway Kinnell

What I fear most is despair for the world and us: forever less of beauty, silence, open air, gratitude, unbidden happiness, affection, unegotistical desire. Given, Wendell Berry

Given

Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave thanks to God. Give yourself permission for a moment to take your eyes off the overwhelming need you see, the frightening future or tasks ahead and look down and bless what you have.

As I listen within me to this question "But what good is that?" look at what you see and see Jesus take this into his hands and give thanks to God.