Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Cajetan, August 7,2017
The children of Israel lament, “We are famished,” yet “we see nothing before us but this manna.” The disciples of Jesus lament: The people are famished, but all we have is five loaves and two fish. God’s response is always superabundance: from manna, to multiplied loaves, to the Eucharistic flesh of his own Son.
“Lord Jesus Christ, you satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts and you feed us with the finest of wheat (Psalm 81:16). Fill me with gratitude for your blessings and give me a generous heart that I may freely share with others what you have given to me.” In your NAME, I pray. Amen.