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Matthew 15:30-32,34-37

The Word of God

Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.’ Jesus asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ They said, ‘Seven, and a few small fish.’ Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.

Matthew 15:30-32,34-37
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • I imagine the crowd, with everyone bringing their problems to Jesus. The people who approach him have an illness, or are accompanying a person with an illness. What problem might I bring, and how does Jesus deal with it? Is this how I deal with the problems that others bring to me?
    • Jesus takes in the bigger picture: he is in touch with our basic human need for nourishment. What joy he must have had in providing this party in the wilderness! Everything is for sharing; how might I be glad to share what I can? What does my bread and fish look like?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • I imagine the crowd, with everyone bringing their problems to Jesus. The people who approach him have an illness, or are accompanying a person with an illness. What problem might I bring, and how does Jesus deal with it? Is this how I deal with the problems that others bring to me?
    • Jesus takes in the bigger picture: he is in touch with our basic human need for nourishment. What joy he must have had in providing this party in the wilderness! Everything is for sharing; how might I be glad to share what I can? What does my bread and fish look like?