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dc.contributor.authorSamson, Bethen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 213en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Miracle of Sharing:|Five thousand men (a number that does not include the women and children present, so multiply that by at least three, if not four or five) had gathered to listen to Jesus and as the day had gone on, everyone was well overdue for a meal. The disciples suggested the people adjourn to go find their own food. Jesus dismissed this idea. Instead, he suggests the disciples feed the people themselves. Understandably, they look at Jesus in astonishment. Did Jesus forget how many people were gathered? The disciples went ahead and gathered what they had. Jesus blessed it, broke it, and shared it. The disciples were not the only ones who brought along some food. In witnessing the willingness of one to share with another, those gathered were moved to do the same. Is it impossible that Jesus could have magically made loaves and fishes appear to feed the thousands gathered? Of course not, Jesus could have absolutely done so! Is there some responsibility for us in this lesson of sharing? Definitely! When Jesus set the example of sharing what one had with others, others responded by doing the same. This led to, not only, everyone being fed, but to an abundance. There were leftovers – twelve baskets full of leftovers! When we share what we have with those around us, not only are the needs of all met, but ultimately, there is more than enough.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for January 8, 2019: Tuesday after Epiphany.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCampus Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSamson, Bethen_US After Epiphanyen_US
dc.subject.local11 John 4:7-10en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 6:34-44en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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