First Week of Advent: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 15:29-30, 32, 35-37

Jesus reached the shores of the Lake of Galilee, and he went up onto the mountain. He took his seat, and large crowds came to him bringing the lame, the crippled, the blind, the dumb and many others; these they put down at his feet, and he cured them.

But Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them off hungry, or they might collapse on the way.’ Then Jesus instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks he broke them and began handing them to the disciples, who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected what was left of the scraps, seven baskets full.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The faith of the Roman Centurion was truly remarkable as he was not a Jew. In fact he is supposed to be an enemy and non-believer of Jesus.


  • We know he was a very good and just man. He treated his servants with great respect. Such qualities make a person more receptive to God’s truth and love.


  • What qualities and virtues do we have that make us more receptive and committed to our faith in Jesus? Name a few of these and ponder on how they affect the practice of your faith.