Friday, August 3

“Jesus said, ‘Have the people recline.’  Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.  So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.  Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.  When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.’  So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.  When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, ‘This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.’”


Notice how Jesus relates with the disciples and with the gathered people.

Realize that the people were filled in more ways than merely the physical.

Stay with this reality and allow it to accompany you into your day.


Heritage word—“Any prophet is first of all a disciple who has been touched by God.”

(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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