5th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday, 12th February 2022

Daily Word Of God

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 enough bread to feed these  people  in a deserted place like this?’ He asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ ‘Seven.’  they said.

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 fish as well, and over these he said a blessing and ordered them to be distributed also. 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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus Himself provides bread in abundance for the hungry crowd who followed Him because they were spiritually hungry.


  • When we receive the Eucharist at every Mass we also receive Jesus’ strength and healing for our body and soul as we are united fully with Christ.


  • Do you yearn for this bread from heaven? Ask Jesus to nourish your body and soul with His bread and keep you safe from all evil and dangers.