Advent and Hanukkah began on the same day this year.
This past weekend, I was invited to celebrated Hanukkah with relatives who have come to join my family. This holiday is a celebration of the oil that lasted eight days for an important ritual. There had only been enough oil for one day, hence the miracle that the oil continued to burn. God had provided.
The story today of Jesus feeding the crowd is a reminder to us that God continues to provide. The oil and the food are just examples that the bread of life never runs out, God will always provide for us.
Where do we find God has provided for us?
Let us find comfort in this Advent hope; that God is our provider.
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!