August 2 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Small is Great

July 30th, 2020

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First Reading  Isaiah 55:1-3
The Lord will renew his covenant with the descendents of David.

 

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 145:8-9,15-18
The Lord provides for his people.

 

Second Reading Romans 8:35,37-39
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. 

 

Gospel Reading
Matthew 14:13-21

 

 

Today’s Gospel suggests that one person can make a difference. Or rather, two people can make a difference: one person and Jesus. When Jesus asked the boy for his meagre offering he trusted Jesus and gave him the little he had: the five loaves and two fish. The boy gave what he had to Jesus. And Jesus shared the boy’s gift with thousands. This is the good news of today’s Gospel: that if we share what we have with Jesus , no matter how small and insignificant it is, he can make it bear fruit beyond our wildest dream. Today’s Gospel tells us that if we offer our talents and gifts to Jesus for his work, he can perform miracles with them. 

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