July 29, 2018 Sunday
Gospel: John 6:1-15
Do we still give thanks to God before our meals?
Today’s Gospel narrates to us the mystery of Jesus’ feeding five thousand people with five loaves and two fishes in which He gave thanks first before distributing to the people.
Many people nowadays forget the attitude of giving thanks before having their meals. Instead of asking first for blessings, they prioritize the taking of pictures of the gifts that they are about to receive from the Lord’s bounty. This also happens in a larger picture of receiving graces from God, acting as if everything is solely earned and ultimately, disregarding the act of sharing to others – the picture of ungratefulness, vanity and greed.
Today’s Gospel invites us to acknowledge the power of God’s providence in our lives as we receive His graces and have a generous heart to share the bountiful graces to others.