EAT AND RUN (John 6:1-15): 26 July 2009 (Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

EAT AND RUN (John 6:1-15):  26 July 2009 (Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Readings

Dearest Lord,

What a nightmare scenario:  Five loaves, two fish–and five thousand hungry people!  But trust you to turn every event organizer’s worst nightmare into an unforgettable affair!

What struck me most this time around, however, was not what happens during the miracle, but after it:  As the people sit on the grass after feasting on your miraculous banquet, you tell your disciples, “Gather the fragments.”  They probably could once again only shake their heads in bewilderment, but as usual they do it anyway.  And to their astonishment, the leftover food fills twelve wicker of baskets.