At times we may feel that God is far away and is not aware of our struggles. Never ending pandemic, wars, people seeking revenge, and all kinds of problems in our cities and communities. Doesn’t God see all this? Why doesn’t He help us? But He does see our struggles, and He is there to help us, just like in the Gospel reading for today: When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” God is with us, and He is here to help, but He helps us by giving us His word and feeding us with His Body. Just like back then, in that deserted place, He didn’t free all the people from their problems or difficulties, but He showed them that He is there, always present and ready to feed each one of us. “They all ate and were satisfied.” No matter how difficult it will be, with Jesus we will be satisfied.
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