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 or reward waste. This caused me to think about how much I waste and how I use my energy and the things that have been entrusted to me such as money, possessions, Love, time, etc. This poses another question as to what kind of steward am I over the things I have. I now have a renewed interest in how I use my possessions and realize that when I can handle the things that I currently have, then I will be given more, new or different, including my circumstances. Thank you for this awareness and everything You have already blessed 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 Mark
34 As He went ashore He saw a great throng, and He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
35 And when it grew late, His disciples came to Him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late;
36 send them away, to go into the country and villages round about and buy themselves something to eat."
37 But He answered them, "You give them something to eat." And they said to Him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?"
38 And He said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see." And when they had found out, they said, "Five, and two fish."
39 Then He commanded them all to sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all.
42 And they all ate and were satisfied.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish.
44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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