I had finally settled down the kids long enough to sneak away to get ready for bed. Their teeth were brushed. They had PJs on. And they were snuggled on the couch under a big fluffy blanket watching one last episode of Bluey.
But then I heard it . . . the pitter patter of little feet heading towards my room, the bang of my door opening, and the rattling of my bathroom door knob that I can’t remember if I locked or not.
MOMMY, WE’RE HUNGRY AGAIN!
Jesus, I know You commanded Peter to feed Your sheep but like, did you really mean all the time??
So back to the kitchen we went to prepare a light bedtime snack but then whoops, a spill and whoops, a new burst of energy and whoops, we need to brush again.
It got me to thinking about Jesus’ command to Saint Peter to show love by feeding Jesus’ sheep.
He desires worship from us of course—contemplation, devotion, and prayer. But that is not all that’s required. If our love of Jesus was only about an internal devotion, then every single person who has stuff to do and people to care for would not find time to pray.
But Jesus in all His wisdom sees us where we are and commands us to love exactly where we are. Do the moms of littles have time to go on a week-long silent retreat? Likely not. But they can feed their ravenous children for the millionth time. Do the daughters of aging parents have time to journal for hours in silent meditation? No. But they can change feeding tubes and administer medication. Do the frontline workers at a shipping warehouse at 2am have time to attend a daily Holy Hour while they have to get ready for their second job at the restaurant? Probably not. But they can bring home a paycheck for their families.
We are called to love Him. So keep on feeding His sheep.
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Lord, help me feed Your sheep.
Thank you for being here.
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