July 26 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: To place in the hands of Jesus

July 22nd, 2015

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First Reading  2 Kings 4:42-44
Elisha the prophet feeds 100 people with 20 barley loaves.

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 145:10-11,15-16,17-18

The Lord feeds his people and answers their needs.

Second Reading  Ephesians 4:1-6

The Ephesians are encouraged to live the unity of their Baptism.

Gospel Reading

John 6:1-15


Today’s readings invite us to look into our hearts and to ask ourselves this question: How much of our lives and our resources are we currently placing in the hands of Jesus to do with as he wishes? Like the boy in today’s Gospel who gave Jesus the little he had we too are called to place what we have in His hands: our time, our talent, our prayers, our sacrifices, our resources and He will use in a way that will exceed our greatest expectations. He will multiply them beyond anything we dreamed of, Just as he did the boy’s loaves and fish. Little is always much in the hands of the Lord.