Numbers 11:4-15 & Psalm 81 & Matthew 14:13-21
Each day, in many ways, God provides for our needs. Yet, we, like the Israelites, prefer to focus on what we do not have rather than on the abundance of simple gifts God our Father gives us in his deep wisdom. Jesus made this lesson abundantly clear one summer evening in Judea in his feeding of the 5000 who ‘ate and were filled’. As my trust in Christ deepens, so does my gratitude and acceptance – and my participation in the Peace of Christ and the mercy of the Lord God. Holy Spirit, help me to accept the Lord’s provision with gratitude.
O that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! (Psalm 81: 13)
Soli ad gloriam dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.