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.