With trusting Faith, let us rely on the miraculous provision God has in store for us

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 15, 2022

The Jews considered fermentation by yeast as equivalent to putrefaction so it was viewed as something evil. That is why Jesus equated evil influence with leaven. When Jesus strongly warned against the leaven (meaning sin or corruption) of the Pharisees and of Herod, the Apostles misunderstood Jesus’ warning as a scolding for their having forgotten to bring enough bread for all of them.

This happened after they witnessed the multiplication of bread. However, it was their lack of understanding of Who He is that really disappointed Jesus. We must recall that Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees for being meticulous about eating physical bread but forgetting the real bread which is the Word of God.

Jesus asked His disciples at least eight rhetorical questions to show them His dismay. Why would His disciples worry over physical food when the God of creation is with them? Did He not feed thousands of hungry mouths with five loaves? Did He not cure the sick and cast our evil spirit? Did He not stop a storm that endangered their lives? Jesus was practically rebuking them for their lack of faith that He is the Messiah, the Word Incarnate, and the Bread of Life.

With trusting Faith, let us rely on the miraculous provision God has in store for us in our daily life in the word of God and the Holy Eucharist. Let us take Jesus’ warning against allowing the evil influence of the society around us to define and defile us., but let us rely on the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us for guidance and protection.


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