I want to see and hear rightly, to be found responsive to God’s work in the world and a ready collaborator. I don’t want to be caught flat-footed like the disciples, sitting in a boat with Jesus but unable to perceive the truth around me.
Remember the story? Jesus had been out and about Galilee with the twelve, from one side of the lake to the other, extending compassion, teaching, serving up bread with baskets of leftovers. In both feeding enterprises they began with mountains of people and a handful of bread (and fish), but ended up with mountains of leftover bread after all the crowds ate and departed for home. Jesus didn’t single-handedly provide this miraculous meal; he empowered his disciples to join the organization and distribution of abundance. Together they fed thousands. Not a bad day’s work.