5th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 10th February, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Compassionate Love – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus “received” the bread and fish that were “offered” from the crowd.  He “blessed” them, “broke” them and “shared” them with the great crowds; with “seven basketfuls of scraps”.  Ponder on, “How does Jesus too “receive”, “bless”, “break”, “share” the little we “offer” to Him; for the Greater Good and Glory of God?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 8:1-9a

A great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat. So Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. If I send them off home hungry they will collapse on the way; some have come a great distance.’

His disciples replied, ‘Where could anyone get these people enough bread to eat in a deserted place?’ He asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ And they said to him, ‘Seven.’

Then he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and began handing them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them among the crowd. They had a few small fishes as well, and over these he said a blessing and ordered them to be distributed too. They ate as much as they wanted, and they collected seven basketfuls of the scraps left over. Now there had been about four thousand people.