Gospel Sunday in Ordinary Time Week XVII. Cycle B. July 29, 2012.
† From the Gospel according to Saint (John 6:1-15)
Glory to you, Lord.
“He distributed to those who sat as they wanted”
At that time, Jesus went to the other side of Lake Galilee (or Tiberias). Large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was with the sick. Then Jesus went up the mountain and sat there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews. Jesus raised his eyes, and seeing that many people came, said to Philip, “How can we buy bread that these may eat?” She said to tempt him, for he knew he was going to do. Philip replied: “Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for each one would touch a piece.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, says: “Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two fish, but what is so many?” Jesus said, “Tell the people to sit on the floor.” There was much grass in that place. They sat, only men were about five thousand. Jesus took the loaves, said thanks, and distributed them to those who were sitting, and so much as they wanted the fish. When filled, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, that nothing is wasted.” Were picked up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten. People then saw the sign he had done, said, “This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world.” Jesus then, knowing that they would take him to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Word of the Lord.
Glory to you, Lord Jesus.
Today, we can see how they forge within us as human love as love supernatural, as we have a heart to love God and others.
Generally, love is breaking through into the human heart when you discover the appeal of another, his sympathy, his kindness. This is the case of the “boy with five barley loaves and two fishes” (John 6.9). Jesus gives all it takes, the loaves and fishes, it is left to conquer for the appeal of Jesus. ‘I discovered the appeal of the Lord?
Then, in love, the fruit of being reciprocated. He says that “many people followed him because they saw the signs he was doing on the sick” (John 6.2). Jesus listened, paid attention to them because I knew what they needed.
Jesus feels a powerful attraction for me and wants my human fulfillment and supernatural. He loves me as I am, with my misery, because I ask forgiveness, and with your help, keep trying.
“Realizing that Jesus to come and take him by force to make him king, fled again into the mountain Himself alone” (Jn 6.15). It will tell the next day: “Truly, truly, I say, you seek me, not because you saw signs but because you ate of the loaves and were filled” (Jn 6.26). Augustine writes: “many are looking for Jesus, guided only by temporal interests! (…) Just looking for Jesus for Jesus. “
The fullness of love is self-giving love, when we seek the good of the beloved, without expecting anything in return, even at the price of personal sacrifice.
Today, I can say, “Lord, make us share in the miracle of the Eucharist, we ask you not to hide, to live with us, you see, that we touch you, feel you, we want to be your hand, you’re the King of our lives and our jobs “(St. Josemaría).