Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time ‘a’
After all they had experienced, after all miracles they witnessed, the disciples still were not convinced that with Jesus they were safe. With Jesus by their side, everything would be alright. So, we read in today’s Gospel that the disciples forgot to bring the food. Most likely they started arguing whose fault it was. So, Jesus said: “Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear? And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many wicker baskets full of fragments you picked up?” It almost seems like He wanted to say -- stop arguing, stop complaining; don’t you remember that I am here with you. Don’t you still believe that with me there is nothing to worry about? I think we behave like those disciples at times. We too begin to worry too much about some little things, forgetting that Jesus can take care of everything. He is above all, and all caring. I remember when once, during Mass, one of the Eucharistic ministers dropped a host which he then picked up and consumed. Someone else got very offended and told me that that EM should not be giving out Communion because he committed a profanation. No, it wasn’t because there was no bad intention, only an accident. Besides, it also happened to me too several times. Why to worry so much? Jesus is above that all.