Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 6:1-15
Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.
A large crowd followed him,
because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.
Jesus went up on the mountain,
and there he sat down with his disciples.
The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”
He said this to test him,
because he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him,
“Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough
for each of them to have a little.”
One of his disciples,
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish;
but what good are these for so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people recline.”
Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.
So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining,
and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
“Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted.”
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.
When the people saw the sign he had done, they said,
“This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.”
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off
to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
1) He went through: we are called, like Jesus, not to stay put but to continue walking and to know that we have a mission in this world. A mission where quarantine does not prevent us from anything, but rather, it strengthens us because it allows us to gain experience. Experience in life strengthens us.
2) Everything passes: there is a story about a king who had quite a striking character and temperament. He was sweet when everything was going well, but there were days when he woke up with a bad temper and treated everyone badly. So, it was already a problem for the entire Kingdom. They all depended on how the king woke up feeling to see what they should do, and how they would go on with their lives. That was why he turned to the wise men and sorcerers for help, but no one could help him. Then one day a beggar appeared and said: “I have come to help the king.” The king came out and said: “How can you possibly help me?” The beggar gave him a ring and said that he should look at it and read it every day when he got up. The next day when the king awoke, he read the inside of the ring and it said: “this too shall pass.”
3) Quench: This pandemic will pass; beautiful moments in your life will pass; but the ugly moments will also pass! May your character and your days not be dependent on what happens around you. Your life should not depend on the other person’s mood when they wake up ! May Christ satisfy your life and fulfill you. Fill yourself with him.
God-bless you in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Remember, heaven is our goal !