This reflection is based on the readings from Sunday, June 23, 2019, the The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Find the readings here.
As the day was drawing to a close,
the Twelve approached Jesus and said,
“Dismiss the crowd
so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms
and find lodging and provisions;
for we are in a deserted place here.”
He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”~ Luke 9: 12-13
Don’t get bogged down in money (No, you can’t afford to buy all these people dinner. Doesn’t matter. They don’t need money. They need you).
Don’t get bogged down in exhaustion (I know you’re tired from the recent mission…you know, the one without bags, staffs, and extra shirts…shaking the dust from your feet and all. Doesn’t matter—offering what little you do have will be plenty).
Don’t get bogged down in practicality. (Just have them sit in groups of 50. It’ll be fine, if a little time-consuming).
Don’t get bogged down in lack. (Give them all you have without fear—it will be enough. For you AND for them. There will even be leftovers).…
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