Saturday 3 February 2018

About Today Readings

Ss Blaise and Ansgar.

1 Kings 3:4-13. Psalm 118(119):9-14. Mark 6:30-34.

Lord, teach me your decrees—Psalm 118(119):9-14.

God feeds us in abundance.

The feeding of the 5,000 is the only one of Jesus’ miracles recorded in all four Gospels.

This is a hopeful passage, because it shows Jesus using the gifts of a small boy who had just five barley loaves and two fish to offer.

The story shows us how God will multiply what is given for his glory.

Pope Francis uses the metaphor: ‘Add some more water to the beans.’ By adding water to the beans, the meal is extended, and can feed more people.

The Lord’s blessing and sharing in this Gospel story shows the desire that his people might live, and live in abundance.

Where in our lives can we add some water to the beans? Where can we bless the dough we mould? How can we use our gifts and talents and multiply them for God’s glory?

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