Extend Your Table

Today’s Gospel (John 6:1-15) reminds us that Jesus saw the hunger and need for nourishment, and provided food for the 5000. He turned 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish into enough to feed the crowd, until all were satisfied.

Today, even though we are blessed with abundance, we are often too concerned with carbs and calories, the effort it takes to prepare a meal, or the time it will take to work it off on the treadmill.

Maybe it is only when we get in touch with our own needs, our longings for satisfaction, that we extend our “table” to others who are in need of nourishment; the nourishment of God’s love, hope and promise.

Over the next week, try to recall a time when food was considered a gift. Think of ways you can extend your “table” and share your blessings with those that may be hungry for the abundance of Christ.

Listen to the Gospel and sermon at the link below.