Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 16 February 2019
We are reflection upon God’s beautiful virtue in taking care of His children in the eights week in the year of 2019 dedicated in honour of our Heavenly Father !
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Book of Genesis 1,27-29
How nicely did God work out everything , how well we could live together in brotherly love and then we have to read such news items, so that we can see it with our own eyes :”Approximately 20% of the world’s population under the age seventeen , that is more than 380 million children and young people are growing up in extremely poor conditions .”according to the MTI .
God did not create man for poverty, privations ! Poverty , hunger , misery exist not because God did not provide for His children , but because we take away God’s gifts from each other! In our world today smart computers keep track of everything . The states know exactly how much food gets to each shop, every shelf , they know how much they are worth , how much is needed , how many are left after their expiry date ! Unfortunately all that is left has to be disposed off, they even keep a record of the cost of how much they pay for the removal of the produce , that is delivered first to the shops and when they have to be taken away to be disposed off ! Economists worked out the cost of these wasted items of food and added it up. In developed countries the cost of the produce needed , delivered to the shops and being removed from there to be legally thrown out , if this amount would be the GDP of a country , then that country would be the world’s fifth richest country in the world .
Jesus does not feed people Himself, He just blesses and multiplies in Cana as well but according to today’s gospel people’s work and efforts ! Jesus blessed two thousand years ago people’s goodness the seven loaves of bread and fish , I also believe that even today he blesses the goodness, helpful intentions of those people bending down to their needy brethren ! God is not tight-fisted , we are greedy , heartless, disorganised .
There where we are lets pay attention to each other and lets do everything so that the coming generations can live their lives in this world in abundance , glorifying God’d goodness !
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
In those days when there was again a great crowd without anything to eat, he called his disciples and said to them, "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way - and some of them have come from a great distance." His disciples replied, "How can one feed these people with bread here in the desert?" He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven." Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them to the crowd. They had also a few small fish; and after blessing them, he ordered that these too should be distributed. They ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. Now there were about four thousand people.