Now that the warm season has finally arrived, we ask the parishioners and visitors to respect the House of the Lord by dressing accordingly, that is, no short shorts, no bare midriff or strapless tops.Thank you.
Joseph Gunn reported that he was once in a refugee camp, deep in the jungle, where the people had no food.They were invited to sleep in a large bamboo hut that was used as a clinic.Of course, they shared with the sick everything that they had been able to carry in our backpacks, but it couldn’t have been enough.Because Joseph had brought coffee, the smell wafted throughout the open building, and soon there were even more anxious faces at every window.How would there be something for all?
His reaction to hunger in the world is often just like that of the disciples in Luke’s account.You know you can’t feed every hungry person.It’s exhausting to even try.Better, safer, to ‘send the crowd away’ to fend for themselves.Yet Jesus says, “Feed them.”
Jesus gives thanks and breaks bread with us all.Eucharist is a moment when the sacred breaks forth into human life, when existence takes on deeper meaning because the presence of God becomes recognizable – through blessing bread and then sharing it.
Somehow a miracle took place in the jungle that night.He doesn’t know how everyone got something, and more than the parable of the loaves and fishes explains how the 5,000 were fed.He does know that Jesus shared all – his own life, his own body and blood – so that we all might see how to live.