But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Like the five thousand people you fed,
we run to your holy mountain,
relishing your lush gifts,
filling up our
You, the infinitely-more-than-enough,
with the left-over baskets,
say to us:
accept your five loaf-selves the way you are,
fix the climate crisis, stop injustice,
and feed the hungry
O, with your food
THE FIRST READING
All you who are thirsty, come to the water!
all who thirst,
let them come to the water.
And let all who have nothing,
let them come to
Why should you pay the price
except for the Lord?
give us to drink,
From “Come to the Water” by John Foley, SJ
©1975, 1978, 1993, John B Foley and OCP Publications.
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THE SECOND READING
Romans 8:35, 37-39
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
What can take love away from us?
No, the heart grows fonder.
Not really. God holds them near.
Christ, do not let present things, nor future things,
not height, nor depth, nor any other creature
separate us from your love.
Help us hold that loving grace
deep in our