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Mark 6:38 And [Jesus] said to them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see.” When they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”
He paused to answer the phone: it was a telemarketer. Instantly this one act symbolized how alone the bishop was. Barbara and I looked at each other and knew we wanted to help. But how? What can two people do in the midst of such need?
Jesus offers a clue in today’s gospel. People were inspired to share, and scarcity was converted to abundance. We cannot fix things directly, but we can offer companionship, out of which may come plenty.
We offered to meet with the bishop two mornings a week.