Summer affords time to travel, eat with friends, and breathe in the fresh outdoors air. Life with Jesus extended similar experiences, yet he is always teaching
more, leading in the way of love and exhibiting unending patience. The multiplication of the loaves in Matthew 15 charges us to ask what is the contribution to the feast? The fatigue of the disciples is clear as they suggest the crowd be sent on
their way. Jesus works within their fatigue and challenges them still to 'give them some food themselves.' Their protest continues on the little inventory provisions on hand. Jesus calls them into service to empty themselves of the tidbit
and keeping the people near to his sacred heart ( while as if rejected by his followers). Then the miracle unfolds: take, bless, broke and giving to the people food to satisfy. In the face of great odds according to the visual numbers-A miracle is born!
Where life is born the hand of God is here. When any harm is resulting as in the fifth commandment advises against 'Thou shall not kill' (CCC 2258) recourse to the sacrament of penance remains for the path back
to union with God. News this month has stretched from the unrest in the Middle East to challenges to free s peech in support of the protection of life. This Sunday may we ask how live in support of life at all stages more fully? What fear
may be dropped as we open our lives to the eternal banquet of Christ? How do we offer the little we have so Jesus may transform the gift to his glory? Is there someone who may need our offering more than us? Locate a local food center where your hands
and heart may offer encouragement to our brothers and sisters. How have we been fulfilled in this life by the truth?
How will this Sunday bring us to our knees
to pray for world peace?