Gospel: Matt. 14, 13-21
The theme for today’s gospel is food, food sustains life.
Better heed to the Lord’s example as he gives food to the multitude. There are 4 aspects toward having food:
Offer – the Lord cannot consecrate unless there is something offered. This is checking on man’s capacity to give.
Give thanks – every resource comes from God. To thank God is to acknowledge that all gifts and blessings come from him.
Break – to be broken entails sacrifice. No life can be attained unless one breaks himself from his own shackle of selfishness.
Give – Just as we have received, we give. Generosity is the key to life. The rich will give to the poor. The poor will give back to others as a sign of thanksgiving. And God will reign in the hearts of everyone.