The Remarkable Generosity of God. Our Gospel for January 7, 2014
January 7, 2014 by bible sharing online
They all ate and were satisfied.
When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them,for they were like sheep without a shepherd;and he began to teach them many things.
By now it was already late and his disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already very late. Dismiss them so that they can go to the surrounding farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
He said to them in reply,
“Give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Are we to buy two hundred days’ wages worth of food
and give it to them to eat?”
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.”
And when they had found out they said,
“Five loaves and two fish.”
So he gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.
The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.
Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all.They all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up twelve wicker baskets full of fragments and what was left of the fish. Those who ate of the loaves were five thousand men.
Nakakain silang lahat at nabusog
Pagkalunsad ni Jesus, nakita niya ang napakaraming tao at nahabag siya sa kanila sapagkat sila ay parang mga tupang walang pastol. Sinimulan niyang turuan sila ng maraming bagay.
35Nang palubog na ang araw, lumapit kay Jesus ang kaniyang mga alagad. Kanilang sinabi: Ang lugar na ito ay ilang at gumagabi na. 36Paalisin ninyo ang mga tao upang pumunta sa mga karatig pook at nayon upang makabili sila ng kanilang makakain sapagkat sila ay walang makakain.
37Subalit sinabi ni Jesus sa kanila: Bigyan ninyo sila ng makakain.
At sinabi nila sa kaniya: Aalis ba kami at bibili ng halagang dalawang daang denariong tinapay at ipapakain sa kanila?
38At sinabi niya sa kanila: Ilang tinapay mayroon tayo? Lumakad kayo at tingnan ninyo.
Nang kanilang malaman sinabi nila: Limang tinapay at dalawang isda.
39Inutusan sila ni Jesus na paupuin nang pangkat-pangkat sa luntiang damo ang lahat ng mga tao.40Kayat sila ay umupo nang pangkat-pangkat na tig-iisangdaan at tiglilimampu. 41Nang kunin niya ang limang tinapay at dalawang isda, tumingin siya sa langit at pinagpala niya ito. Pinagputul-putol niya ang tinapay at ibinigay sa kaniyang mga alagad upang idulot naman nila sa mga tao. Gayundin, ipinamahagi niya sa kanilang lahat ang dalawang isda. 42Nakakain silang lahat at nabusog. 43Kanilang kinuha ang mga lumabis na pira-pirasong tinapay at isda, at nakapuno sila ng labindalawang bakol. 44Ang mga nakakain ng tinapay ay halos limang libong lalaki.