So, our lives are not only our own but really a reflection of the divine life into which we have been called. The beauty of our life rests in the fact that we have the freedom to say, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to that dream. Our ‘yes’ to God frees us to enjoy the purpose, dignity and integrity of our individual human life as well as humanity itself. Saint Paul urges us ‘to live in a manner worthy of the call’ we have received, ‘with all humility and gentleness.’
Jesus realizes we need to be supported and nurtured. We need to be solidly established in the sacramental life of the Church. That’s why He puts so much significance to Sunday Worship. Jesus tells the Apostles to have the crowd sit down and rest together. In this way, He expresses to us the need to belong to one Body, one Spirit, one Hope.
Jesus feeds the thousands with Bread to sustain us in a world that is rapidly hostile and angry. This morning we assume the mantle of ones chosen, ones who accept freely our unique participation in the dream God has for His People. He assures us in this Holy Communion that all will be well.
Saint Augustine once wrote: “Lord you have touched me and I have been transformed into your peace.” Rest here awhile and feel the breeze of His presence strengthening you to be a vital part of His life.