The Healing of Many People/The Feeding of the Four Thousand

Matthew 15: 29-37

In this gospel Jesus feeds another large crowd of people (14:13-21) with words and gestures that carry Eucharistic overtones. Many people with all kinds of maladies are brought to Jesus and healed. He sees that the people are hungry. His care and concern for their physical needs compel him to provide food through a miracle.

Prayer: The stories in the Gospels teach me about compassion. You entered into the suffering of others and attended to the spiritual and physical needs of your people. Lord, have mercy on me.