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For the Ride Home
by Ted Bergh
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
July 26, 2009
Scripture
•‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.’ (2 Kings 4:43)
•The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season; (Psalm 145:15)
•as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
•Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. (John 6:11)
 
Reflection
•Why were the people following Christ? What do they want?
•In today’s scripture does anyone go without? Is spiritual food (God’s love and grace) plentiful or scarce?
•A small amount of food from one or two people in the crowd becomes food enough for all after it is blessed (transcended) by Christ. Do you have a gift to provide to the community through Jesus?

God reveals himself where there is anyone who respects life, who desires the light, who seeks to love. Every time you open yourself to life, every time you act the truth, every time you love, God is there in your action. It is if you were creating your God. By doing things as Jesus would do them, as God would do them you free God from the veils of invisibility and make him visible on man’s journey. (Carlo Carretto)1



1Carlo Carretto Selected Writings, edited by Robert Ellsberg, Orbis Books: Maryknoll NY, 1994.
 

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