In today’s Gospel, we hear about the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 with five loaves of bread and two fish. Every time I read that Gospel, it gets me to thinking. How many of those people brought food with them but didn’t tell anyone else? How many were just thinking of themselves? But then Jesus took that little bit of food, prayed, and then began to share with everyone. Could that action and generosity of Jesus make people start to think? Did that concern of Jesus for all who were hungry cause people to open up and share what they had?

We’ve seen it so often in the midst of the covid19 pandemic with food giveaways and meals offered to those in medical facilities. I can even say that I see the miracle so often right here in the parish. A couple times I announced how people are coming for food from our pantry or how we were helping families in need. Whenever I said this, so many people began dropping off food for the pantry. Others sent in monetary donations and asked it be used for needy families. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of the needs of people that are out.