People came to fill their hearts and souls with spiritual fare while listening to Jesus. They were so hungry for what Jesus was giving them, that they were neglecting their physical needs. He felt pity for them because they didn't know how to take care of themselves physically. For three days they stayed with Jesus without food, nourishing their souls, being healed of their infirmities. Jesus looked to his disciples for their part in feeding the crowd of people. It was up to them to help provide the means for them to go home without collapsing from lack of food. When you think about this the many Priest who celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist are feeding us as Jesus requested, they are providing our daily meal to sustain us on our journey. While Jesus provides us with the constant spiritual healing through the word of God.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Glorious Father, I am in awe of you. How you gave us a remarkable testimony in todays reading. Where will we ever see this today, when your Son breaks bread to feed 4,000 plus. With just seven loaves of bread and a few fish. Today you have given us a great example of the Eucharist, the breaking of bread, before he is to do so in the last supper. Not only that Father, you have shown me a miracle of great faith and love. Your Son loves us so much, to provide us with food, to nourish our souls as well as our bodies. For God nothing is impossible, with him all is possible, that is why Jesus can do so very much to bring his people back to him. This very miracle has not only a vast testimony, it gave the apostles their direction as well.