FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Sunday 19 June 2022 12th Week of Ordinary Time
Most Holy BODY and BLOOD of CHRIST
Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions;
for we are in a deserted place here.” He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”
They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand. (Luke 9: 11-17)
How shall I live this Word?
Jesus takes the five loaves and the two fish into great consideration, although they represented too little to feed five thousand people. But He doesn’t consider them a trivial matter. He wants to tell us that a little can work miracles. The disciples say to send the crowd to buy food but Jesus uses another verb, “give them”, share. It is the verb ‘to share’ that can kindle hope in our world, hope for the poor who have nothing and who can only be saved through sharing by those who have the superfluous. The prodigy of this Gospel passage is not a ‘multiplication’, but a ‘sharing’ of the loaves. The evangelist says, “Everyone ate their fill”. It is God who fills our voids. A life that cannot die because it is shared, and all that is shared, all that is love, remains forever.
Lord, we ask you to enlighten us to understand that everything in our life is a gift, a free gift from You for which we have only You to thank.
The Voice of Jim Rohn, Businessman
“Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you give to others, the more life you are able to receive.”
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