The little boy gave his food not knowing that Jesus will perform a miracle and multiply it. Even Andrew expressed his doubt of how will these little gifts can feed a thousand people. Yet, this boy generously handed his food to Jesus. And the miracle happened. An encounter with Jesus that perhaps lasted only a couple of minutes. No conversation was made but the surrendering act of the boy of what he has greatly manifested. Remember the crowd was all hungry and there was no food to find. The boy can freely hide this food for him and for his family consumption only. But he did what for him was right. Even if he too was not sure what can it do but he knew to himself that he should do it. His little act became the source of one of the greatest miracles in the bible.
This encounter showed that in giving there is really no gift that is too small. We should take away our fears, our reservations that hinder us to give freely. Let us be imitators of this child; of his act.