Sunday, August 3, 2014

Our poverty: transformed!

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds. 
They all ate and were satisfied … Matthew 14: 19,20a

Mosaic: Loaves and Fishes beneath altar ~ Tabgah, Israel

"In the Eucharist Catholics experience the solidarity of God, a solidarity that can never be exhausted and should never stop causing awe.  ...
Jesus gives Himself to us in the Eucharist, shares our journey and, in fact, makes Himself the food that sustains our lives, even when the road gets rough and obstacles slow our steps.
At the same time, in receiving the Eucharist faithfully, the Lord leads us to follow His path that of service, sharing and giving; and that little that we have, the little that we are, if shared, becomes a treasure because the power of God, who is love, descends to our poverty and transforms it.”

Pope Francis

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