For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, the reading below serves as a gentle reminder of how You do not appreciate waste. This caused me to think about what I waste in my own Life and how I use my energy and the things that have been entrusted to me, such as money, possessions, time and even Love. This poses another question as to what kind of steward am I over the things I have. I have a renewed interest in how I use my possessions and realize that when I can handle the things that I currently have (money, possessions, time and even Love), then I will be given more. Thank You for this awareness and everything You have already graced upon me.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John
1 After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee (of Tiberias).
2 A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs He was performing on the sick.
3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples.
4 The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
5 When Jesus raised His eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to Him, He said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?"
6 He said this to test him, because He Himself knew what He was going to do.
7 Philip answered Him, "Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little (bit)."
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to Him,
9 "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?"
10 Jesus said, "Have the people recline." Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
12 When they had had their fill, He said to His disciples, "Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted."
13 So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.
14 When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, "This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world."
15 Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry Him off to make Him king, He withdrew again to the mountain alone.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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