Jesus could have turned the stones around him into bread to feed the crowd in today’s reading; this was the temptation of the devil when Jesus was hungry at the end of his forty-day fast at the beginning of his ministry. However, look at what Jesus does instead: a boy’s little lunch of bread and fish multiplies itself over and over as the disciples pass his lunch among the crowd.
Look at what God can do when you bring what you have to God! God has made you very good and can multiply that goodness for so many, as though you are feeding their hungry souls with love.
You are God’s Miracle!
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John.
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