Reading the Gospel today, I am struck more by other aspects of this miracle. In the story of the loaves and fishes, people are hungry to hear his word and follow Jesus up a mountain. Jesus as a man must have sometimes been hungry and thirsty and tired himself. As his words nourish our spiritual sides, he also acted to nourish the physical side. Food and hunger are universal, something we can understand.
In my life, I am often hungry, but I think the hunger is more for the spiritual than for a tuna-fish sandwich. The Psalm in today’s readings offers a beautiful way to assuage that spiritual hunger:
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
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