8th April

Today’s gospel is John 6:5-11: Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, ‘Where Loaves Fishescan we buy some bread for these people to eat?’ He said this only to put Philip to the test; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do. Philip answered, ‘Two hundred denarii would not buy enough to give them a little piece each.’ 

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, ‘Here is a small boy with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that among so many?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Make the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass there, and as many as five thousand men sat down. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were sitting there; he then did the same with the fish, distributing as much as they wanted. 

The reflections of www.jesuit.org.sg are:

  • God shows his total infinite love and concern for all our needs. The miracle of the feeding of five thousand people revealed this very clearly.
  • God will always take the little we offer Him and multiply it abundantly for the good of others.
  • Do you trust in God’s Providence to provide you with all your need?  Do you share freely the abundant blessings you have received from Him with others especially the poor, marginalized, disadvantaged?