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Gospel Reflection

Hear Jesus’ words:

When you do a kindness,
hide from your left hand what your right is doing.
Your good deed must be secret.

Believe what Jesus says,
God is generous; God is good.

Gospel Reading - Compassion for the crowd

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34So the usual vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat; and he had pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he taught them many things they needed to know.

35-36Late in the afternoon his disciples came to him and said, “Tell the people to go away to the nearby villages and farms and buy themselves some food, for there is nothing to eat here in this desolate spot, and it is getting late.”

37But Jesus said, “You feed them.”

“With what?” they asked. “It would take a fortunea to buy food for all this crowd!”

38“How much food do we have?” he asked. “Go and find out.”

They came back to report that there were five loaves of bread and two fish. 39-40Then Jesus told the crowd to sit down, and soon colorful groups of fifty or a hundred each were sitting on the green grass.

41He took the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, gave thanks for the food. Breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave some of the bread and fish to each disciple to place before the people. 42And the crowd ate until they could hold no more!

43-44There were about 5,000 men there for that meal, and afterwards twelve basketfuls of scraps were picked up off the grass

! . . . . .Mark 6:34-44
  1. literally, “200 denarii,” a year’s wages.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.