May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Sts. Cyril-Methodius

Learn more about Sts. Cyril and Methodius: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=39

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021415.cfm

In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat, Jesus summoned the disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.” His disciples answered him, “Where can anyone get enough bread to satisfy them here in this deserted place?” Still he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They replied, “Seven.” He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then, taking the seven loaves he gave  thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd. They also had a few fish. He said the blessing over them and ordered them distributed also. They ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets. There were about four thousand people. 

He dismissed the crowd and got into the boat with his disciples and came to the region of Dalmanutha. 

Even though they traveled with Jesus day and night, the disciples still did not know who He was or what He was capable of. Is it any wonder that we have problems believing in His power? But we have the evidence of what He did and they did not have it. Our faith is based on what He left for us in His word and in tradition. Our faith is based on the facts that we are presented with. How strong is your faith? Place your faith in Him and not on this world. He fed many with little, He will feed you much with just a little faith. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me the times I do not believe and help me to strengthen my faith in you. May I never believe the lies of the world, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

 

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