17th Week in Ordinary Times : Sunday 25th July, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Miracles – Faith:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus performed the miracle to feed five thousand men, with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Ponder on, “Do we limit what God can do for us in our lives?  God’s Love and Mercy for us is infinite and unconditional.  Do we see the daily miracles and mercy that Jesus has been showering on us?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 6:5-13

Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, ‘Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?’ He only said this to test Philip; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do. Philip answered, ‘Two hundred denarii would only buy enough to give them a small piece each.’

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, ‘There is a small boy here with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that between 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 gave them out to all  who were sitting ready; he then did the same with the fish, giving out as much as was wanted.

When they had eaten enough he said to the disciples, ‘Pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted.’ So they picked them up and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal of five barley loaves.