WEEKLY THOUGHTS 17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 25th 2021.
Dear Friends, last Thursday July 22nd we celebrated the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene the sister to Martha and Lazarus. Mary Magdalene is commonly known as the Apostle of the resurrection of Jesus. She was the first to know of the resurrection of Jesus and communicated the news to the Apostles. Let us continue to pray for all sharing in the Prophetic ministry announcing the Risen Lord.
This weekend is the celebration of the Elderly and Grand Parents Day in the world. This event is reminiscent of the Grand parents of Jesus; Joachim and Anne the parents of Mary the Mother of Jesus. The feast of Joachim and Anne occurs on Monday July 26th. Happy Grand Parents’ Day to you all Great and Grand Parents. We pray that you continue to be source of wisdom, faith, culture, blessing, joy, peace and a cradle of love and hope.
In the Readings of last Sunday, Psalm 23- The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want…. Is the fulfillment of Jesus the good Shepherd whose origin is traced from David the Shepherd par excellence. Jesus in his miracles endeavored to provide physical nourishment, security as well Spiritual nourishment to all seeking the kingdom of God.
Jesus continues to preach to the people on the reign of God the people of Bethsaida – the home area of Philip, Andrew and Peter. Jesus performs a miracle when he multiplies the five barley loaves and 2 fish to feed thousands of hungry crowds who had been following Jesus on his itinerary.
Jesus had turned to his disciples for the source of bread. Philip responded as to the situation to be pathetic. Andrew pointed to the boy with five loaves and 2 fish as the only available resources to Jesus. Jesus orders for the five loaves and 2 fish which he prayed over and orders his disciples to distribute to all the seated hungry crowds. The people felt energized, happy, peaceful and overjoyed. At this miracle they saw Jesus as a great Prophet and wanted him to be their king or ruler.
Let us take a great lesson from the generosity of the boy who surrendered the five loaves and 2 fish to Jesus that brought great relief to the people.
Any little cooperation or generous act can be a great game changer thus positively impacting the people. Little contributions made to charities can save many lives and bring joy and restore hope in peoples’ lives.
Let us generously offer to Jesus our faith, love, hope, talents and joys which Jesus can use in order to let us see the plenty of left overs.
Happy Elderly and Grand Parents’ day and Have a great week.
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