Tuesday 8 January 2019

About Today Readings

1 John 4:7-10. Psalm 71(72):1-4, 7-8. Mark 6:34-44.

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you – Psalm 71(72):1-4, 7-8.

‘All ate and were filled.’

A sense of abundance comes through the story of the loaves and fishes. Twelve baskets were filled with the scraps after the five thousand were satisfied. Does this suggest the generosity of God? Can we assume that our earth contains more than we need? Surely, we should not selfishly hoard the earth’s resources but rather share them generously, ensuring they are distributed among all God’s people and being happy our share.

Carrying this sense of abundance further into the spiritual realm, we can believe that peace and justice are possible for all if we rely on God’s Word, not trusting in earthly laws but believing as the Psalmist proclaims: ‘In his days righteousness shall flourish and peace in plenty, till the moon is no more.’

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