Reflection by Sister M. Albertine Stachowski, cssf
Both readings today speak about an abundance that comes from God in the form of plentiful and nourishing food.
In the first reading … Isaiah speaks of the expected heavenly banquet … the time when the Lord will make a feast of rich food and finest drink for His people.
In the Gospel … Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s prophesy … Jesus multiplies a little and transforms it into an abundance for all who are following Him.
These two readings flow into each other … Isaiah foretells the banquet of everlasting life … and Jesus gives the crowd … and us … the Bread of Life.
In the Eucharist that we receive … we recognize this food from heaven … the Body and Blood of Jesus … given to us as nourishment for our daily living.
May we faithfully receive the Eucharist … and live and be strengthened by this nourishment.
Like the crowd in the Gospel … may we know the abundance and be satisfied.