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

Daily Word Of God

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Most of us like Philip, would try to solve our problems in logical and practical ways. However, if our faith is deep, we know that we can also seek God’s help, especially when we find our problems to be overwhelming.


  • The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves shows how Jesus is able to solve a humanly impossible problem by feeding five thousand men.


  • Are you able to recall how God intervened in your life and made what was humanly impossible, possible?  God is still fully present in your daily  Trust Him more fully.