Jesus Feeds Us
Jesus first teaches the five thousand and then feeds them. He calls them “sheep without a shepherd,” and his heart is moved with pity. Luke uses similar words to describe the Good Samaritan’s response to the injured man of the parable. When one’s heart is moved with pity, compassionate acts follow. Jesus shows us compassion every time we attend Mass: first he gives us the Word, and then he feeds us with his Body and Blood. What more could we want? Today’s Readings: 1 John 4:7–10; Psalm 72:1–2, 3–4, 7–8; Mark 6:34–44.
© 2018 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Written by Barbara Matera. Scripture texts are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on March 9, 2018.