Do it yourself?
I cannot carry all this people by myself,
for they are too heavy for me.
If this is the way you will deal with me,
then please do me the favor of killing me at once,
so that I need no longer face this distress.
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 14:13-21), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ tells his disciples to feed thousands of people by themselves: an obviously impossible task.
Moses, of course, would continue fulfilling his responsibilities and the disciples would be able to feed the multitude with 5 loaves and 2 fish – all by the power and grace of God.
In our own lives, we need to be prudent in the responsibilities we take upon ourselves, but we must also remember that when God gives us responsibilities, we are not alone: God is there with us and He is mighty.