Week After the Epiphany of the Lord

When Jesus blessed and multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of thousands, even the Twelve didn’t grasp that He came to satisfy a deeper hunger. Jesus walked over water to join the Disciples in a boat as they struggled to row against the wind. They thought a ghost had appeared, but Jesus calmed their fears and the wind. After reading from the prophet Isaiah about One anointed to bring good news to the poor, the blind, and those longing for freedom, Jesus told people in Nazareth’s synagogue that they had just heard the fulfillment of the passage. Rather than becoming jealous because Jesus baptized people, John the Baptist found joy in his decreasing status so that belief in Jesus could increase. Why do we find it hard to calm down and let the Lord give us the help we need, with plenty left over?