As Jesus went ashore, he saw a great crowd;
and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a
shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. When it grew late, his
disciples came to him and said, 'This is a deserted place, and the hour is now
very late; send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and
villages and buy something for themselves to eat.' But he answered them, 'You
give them something to eat.' They said to him, 'Are we to go and buy two
hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?' And he said to
them, 'How many loaves have you? Go and see.' When they had found out, they
said, 'Five, and two fish.' Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit
down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups of hundreds and
of fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven,
and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before
the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were
filled; and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish.
Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.
l How the heart of Jesus seeks me out, wanting to heal and nourish me?
How the heart of Jesus draws
me into relationship?