Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today’s Mass readings again urge us to Listen to God’s Word as Our Mother Mary did. In this Month dedicated to her Immaculate Heart, by God’s Grace, let us Listen “with the ears of our hearts” to all Jesus said and did that we, like Mary, may do the Truth we hear.
From today’s First Reading:
"…Come to me heedfully,
listen, that you may have life.
I will renew with you the everlasting covenant,
the benefits assured to David. " - (Is 55: 1-3)
Responsorial Psalm and Second Reading are important but due to word limit on CAF, I will only quote the Gospel and Alleuia verse:
One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4B)
When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist,
he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.
When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already late;
dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away;
give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Then he said, “Bring them here to me, ”
and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up the fragments left over—
twelve wicker baskets full.
Those who ate were about five thousand men,
not counting women and children. (Mt 14:13-21)
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your Faithful; kindle in us the Fire of Your Love. Mary Mother of the Church help us to listen as you did and to do the Truth you jeard on this earth! Jesus we trust in You!