You Who multiplied the loaves and fish offered by a young boy to feed thousands,
Multiply my humble and meager offerings to feed others according to Your Will.
You Who turns what we see as little into what Heaven sees as much,
Help me to see the value of the little things I can do to serve and love as You taught us to do.
You Who Measures not as we measure, and thus can multiply beyond our estimations,
Transcend my small efforts into large impacts,
Guide me to see and appreciate Your many blessings even as I seek to be Your tool for helping others.
This I ask to serve Your Greater Glory, while I seek to always be Your tool
in serving and loving others, Amen.
Copyright, 2012 Gabriel Garnica
If you think about it, our life is a series of decisions wherein we must reply “yes” or “no”. Either we accept something that comes before us, or we do not. If we are ambivalent, unsure, and answer with a maybe, that response is a temporary no often likely to become a permanent no. While it is often a good idea to hold off judgment or decisions until one has more information, that should be reserved for earthly matters where more information is needed such as whether or not it is a good idea to marry a certain person, buy a certain home or car, start a given business, or take a certain job opportunity. Our propensity to respond no in maybe situations may stem from fear or insecurity. Our propensity to respond yes in maybe situations, however, may stem from either our impulsiveness or our faith. Notice that three out of the four maybe motivations ( fear, insecurity, impulsiveness) are negative things and only one is a positive one (faith). Even then, our faith in something may be ill-founded on blind trust, misinformation, etc. Simply put, there are traps everywhere in life, and we make yes and no decisions based on our best perceptions of how to proceed, often blind to the ultimate consequences of our decisions.
There is only one yes response that we need not fear. There is only one yes response that is not a trap. That yes is the yes to God; to following His Word, His path. In a world filled with frauds who display their pretzel God twisted to suit a personal agenda, we can read God’s Word, remain firmly attached to the Natural Law, and seek our path home to the only Yes that matters.
Faith in God is ultimately jumping that gap where our earthly weakness ends and wishes to go no further. It is ignoring the easy, earthly way or answer and focusing on God’s way and answer. It is saying yes without really understanding fully. Practice saying yes to God every day, for He is the only Yes that ultimately matters. Everything else is so much superficial, temporary, and false hype, hypocrisy, and deception. In the end, Y-E-S to God means Your Eternal Salvation.
Copyright 2012 Gabriel Garnica