18th SUNDAY (A) August 2, 2020
By Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
Taking the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven, Jesus said the blessing, broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.
Jesus saw the hungry crowd and with the loaves and fish his disciples offered, he fed them. While we might receive comfort knowing that our inner hungers are fed at our Eucharistic meal, let’s not just "spiritualize" today’s gospel.
Let’s remember that Jesus’ pity extended to the crowd’s physical needs that he saw when he disembarked from the boat. Matthew tells us, "He was moved with pity for them and he cured their sick," and, with the disciples’ help, he fed their hunger.
So, we ask ourselves:
FAITH BOOK ARCHIVE: