He took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out: Next Sunday’s readings remind us that God provides for us physically as well as spiritually. In the 1st reading, Elisha assures his servant that one hundred people will be fed with just twenty barley loaves because the Lord has promised it. All three readings are brought together in the gospel (Jn 6:1-15) account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand (the only miracle of Jesus that is recounted in all four gospels). Not only does Jesus outdo Elisha’s miracle, he demonstrates that, by feeding the people from his own divine hands, God is unifying the people through meeting their need. Let’s pray, this week, that we might know ourselves to be in the hands of the Lord, and that our lives may bear abundant fruit as a result.
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