This week's reflection focuses on God's presence in our lives and the promise to answer when we call.
Reflection of the week
By Linda Sutton
Posted in Faith
Imagine catering for five thousand people at a picnic! Jesus had retired briefly after yet another teaching session with parables. When he saw the crowd gathered on the shore, he had compassion for them.
I listen to the radio and hear reports of yet another crisis. I am concerned for the people who are affected. In the evening, I see that news repeated with photos and video on TV. I am moved by such suffering.
Jesus did more than just feel compassion for people. Matthew tells us that he healed them, and fed them, not only with bread, but with hope (Matthew 14:14-15).
Bread of Life, remind me daily of how the disciples played their part by providing the bread for a hungry crowd. Let this reminder prompt me to express compassion with action. In your name, I pray. Amen.
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