Lord, be our light.
But they said to him, "Five loaves and two fish are all we have here."
Like the disciples
with two fish and
we say to
“Lord, we’re sure we don’t have enough.”
We do not have enough money,
enough talents, workers,
what we have,
and let us give thanks.
With your help, O Lord, our gifts will be
infinitely-more-than-enough, like the left-over baskets.
Let us accept ourselves the way we are,
And use the gifts you give
to give to
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
and we are parched.
Let us delight in your rich fare.
And, Lord, slake our thirst
What can take love away from us?
No, the heart grows fonder.
No, God holds near those who have passed.
Christ, since anguish, death or persecution
cannot take your love away from us,
help us hold your loving grace
all deep in our
The second reading quotes from “Come to the Water" by John Foley, S. J.
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