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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 28, 2015

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TUESDAY, July 28

Mark 6:37 You give them something to eat.

The longer I chew over this feast of a story, the deeper the flavors become. Jesus, even though he’s supposed to be enjoying some time with his friends, pulls off one of the greatest dinner parties ever recorded. There’s no moment of deep and rising panic when all the guys can come up with is a seriously light appetizer plate. Jesus says grace and starts passing dishes. He even sends people home with leftovers.

What the disciples found to share with the crowds was sorely lacking. Where we sit today, we may feel like our broken selves are too frail and small to share with a hungry world. But Jesus is in the business of abundance and of healing, of taking our feeble love and making it more than enough. And because of that, everyone goes home full and whole, brimming with enough to share.

PRAY for the Diocese of Rajasthan (North India)

Ps 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46

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