loaves and fishes

This “tagline” underneath another meditator’s profile this morning caught my eye —

We always have enough when we share.

What a simple beautiful truth.   The abundance we seek is not facilitated by storing up — but by giving away.


When we make a clearing — a larger space of nothingness in our own homes and hands and hearts — we are prepared to receive that which sustains us and others.

In this context, I find new meaning in the story of the loaves and fishes.

Wherever I see a limited amount, God is always capable of making a bottomless bread basket!

Therefore, my own finite assessments of what is possible are not the final word.  God’s reach is infinite, boundaryless, endless.

I only need to share the first piece of bread with faith —

And then keep reaching in — with an empty hand — to receive the next piece to share.

Contemplation:  I empty myself to receive more, share more.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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