On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 5, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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There is no half measure in our Lord God’s love for us. He loved us to the very end and yet some more. Leaving for us a loving legacy of examples to emulate.

He loved and cared for His flock despite his tiredness. He taught at some length and anyone who has taught knows how draining that can get. He prayed for them constantly. He took it upon himself to feed them and abundantly. To nourish restore and prepare them always in His love.

His whole life was spent nourishing, restoring and preparing us for eternal life with Him. In His great wisdom and love, He gave us the Sacraments of which; The source and summit of our faith is the Holy Eucharist.

Glory to God in the highest! Amen

First reading
1 John 4:7-10

My dear people, let us love one another since love comes from God and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love.

God’s love for us was revealed
when God sent into the world his only Son so that we could have life through him; this is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.

Gospel
Mark 6:34-44

As Jesus stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length. By now it was getting very late, and his disciples came up to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place and it is getting very late, So send them away, and they can go to the farms and villages round about, to buy themselves something to eat.’ He replied, ‘Give them something to eat yourselves.’ They answered, ‘Are we to go and spend two hundred denarii on bread for them to eat?’ How many loaves have you?’ he asked ‘Go and see.’ And when they had found out they said, ‘Five, and two fish.’ Then he ordered them to get all the people together in groups on the green grass, and they sat down on the ground in squares of hundreds and fifties. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing; then he broke the loaves and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the people. He also shared out the two fish among them all. They all ate as much as they wanted. They collected twelve basketfuls of scraps of bread and pieces of fish. Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.

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