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DG BookGospel: Mk 8:1–10
Soon afterward, Jesus was in the midst of another large crowd, that obviously had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples and
said to them, “I feel sorry for these people, because they have been with me for three days and now have nothing to eat. If I send
them to their homes hungry, they will faint on the way; some of them have come a long way.” His disciples replied, “Where, in a deserted


place like this, could we get enough bread to feed these people?” He asked them, “How many loaves have you?” And they answered,
“Seven.” Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves and giving thanks, he broke them, and handed
them to his disciples to distribute. And they distributed them among the people. They also had some small fish, so Jesus said a blessing,
and asked that these be shared as well. The people ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, seven
baskets full. Now those who had eaten were about four thousand in number. Jesus sent them away, and immediately got into the boat
with his disciples, and went to the region of Dalmanutha.

 

Reflection:

 

Jesus is not only the bringer of the good news of God. He is also a
sensitive man attuned to the needs of those who came to hear Him. That is
why He voiced His concern to His disciples. They in turn saw the impossibility
of helping these people. They have so little for so much crowd, just seven
loaves of bread. And they are in an out of the way place where no bread
could be sourced. It is in this instance that Jesus showed His disciples that the little
they have if offered to God would be enough to start providing for the needs of
God’s people. We need not start big when serving God and humanity. With God,
the little things are the beginning of a wonderful enterprise later.

 

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