Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hungry. Eat. Share

Gospel: Mk 6: 34-44
When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. By now it was already late and his disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already very late. Dismiss them so that they can go to the surrounding farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” He said to them in reply, “Give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Are we to buy two hundred days’ wages worth of food and give it to them to eat?” He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out they said, “Five loaves and two fish.” So he gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass. The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties. Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up twelve wicker baskets full of fragments and what was left of the fish. Those who ate of the loaves were five thousand men.

            The amazing multiplication of the loaves and fish. Philosophically, scholars believe that some people brought their own food and shared it to everyone. Scientifically, it is simply a miracle to have all those men satisfied with five loaves and two fish. Personally, It was never about how this men got satisfied or if this is a miracle or not. It is about the desire of these men to be with our Lord.

            For so many years now, I am always trying to connect with God. In His simple yet mysterious ways, He showers me with so much blessings while I follow Him. That is why I really don't panic or worry about anything the way I did before I met Him.

Hungry? Eat His words and Share it.

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