The crowds praised the God of Israel
Jesus reached the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and he went up into the hills. He sat there, and large crowds came to him bringing the lame, the crippled, the blind, the dumb and many others; these they put down at his feet, and he cured them. The crowds were astonished to see the dumb speaking, the cripples whole again, the lame walking and the blind with their sight, and they praised the God of Israel.
But Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them off hungry, they might collapse on the way.’ The disciples said to him, ‘Where could we get enough bread in this deserted place to feed such a crowd?’ Jesus said to them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ ‘Seven’ they said ‘and a few small fish.’ Then he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves and the fish, and he gave thanks and broke them and handed them to the disciples, who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected what was left of the scraps, seven baskets full.
– Matthew 15:29-37
Thought for the day
‘The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves’ – St Nicholas
When we all give whatever we can, there is so much more to go round than we can possibly imagine.
Pray with Missio
We pray for the people of Peru and the missionaries who accompany them. We pray especially for Sr Aidee and her fellow Sisters, who give the gifts of education and faith to over a thousand children.