When Jesus senses a grave need to feed the crowd, he turns to his disciples to feed them. Like the boy in my story today, the task before them looked so big that they failed to see the power of the One who asked them to do the task.
On a winter evening, a pastor and a member of his parish were sitting beside a fireplace chatting about life. The pastor was trying to interest the parishioner in giving his spiritual life a higher priority. The man insisted he could be a good person without the mass and other requirements of the Church...
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Today’s Gospel reading reminds me of a riddle we used to ask kids.
Late for a meeting, John ran out of the house that morning without giving his young daughter a kiss.
We recall our childhood experience of sitting with our parents or grandparents listening to stories of Guardian angels protecting and guiding us, and learning bedtime prayers like this one: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love, commits me here, ever this day, be on my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen!
The Gospel of Luke is considered the Gospel of women. Luke presents most episodes emphasizing the relationship of Jesus with women. The novelty is not only in the presence of the women around Jesus but also in His attitude concerning them.