Give them some food yourselves

This Sunday’s homily from Fr. Pagola….Reyanna

By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), August 3, 2014, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot

Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus is busy healing the sick and malnourished people that have been brought to him from everywhere. He does it, according to the evangelist, because their suffering touches him. Meanwhile his disciples see that it’s getting very late. Their dialogue with Jesus allows us to penetrate the inner meaning of the episode erroneously called “the multiplication of the loaves.”

The disciples make a realistic and reasonable suggestion to Jesus: “Dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” They have already received the attention they needed from Jesus. Now let everyone go back to their villages and buy something to eat according to their resources and capabilities. (To continue reading, click here.)

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