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Wednesday of 1st Week of Advent Mercredi d e la 1ere semaine de l’Avent

“Large crowds came to him bringing the lame, the crippled, the blind, the dumb and many others, these they put down at the feet of Jesus and he cured them.”

Is.25,6-10a Ps.22 Mt.15,29-37

Wednesday of 1st week of Advent 
He took seven loaves and some fish, gave thanks, broke them, gave them to his disciples, and te disciples gave them to the crowds.
Is.25,6-10a ps.22 Mt.15,29-37
Jesus left and came near to the sea of Galilee. He climbed the mountain and there he sat down. Huge crowds drew lose to him, lame people, blind people, paralysed people, deaf and dumb, and so many others; people brought them to his feet and he healed them. So the crowd was in a state of admiraion seeking the dumb speak, paralysed people in good health, the lame walking, the blind able to see; and they gave glory to the God of Israel.
We see in this Gospel reading just how beautiful is jesus’ comapssion which causes his brotehrs to bring sick to Him. Men and women are in need of Jesus, blind and lame people and many others of the sick, those who accompany him are in a state of awe and this takes the crowd by surprise.
We too are in need of Christ, of his Tenderness, his forgiveness and Light, his mercy for in Him we find the fulness of everything that is human.
Those who bring the sick to Jesus for them to be healed are the image of all those who know that the greatest proof of charity towards our neighbour is to bring them to Christ who is the Source of all Life.
A Life of faith requires holiness and apostleship. 
How many tormented situations there are in our world , how much misery and despair in our midst!
’Jesus went up the mountaina nd sat down.’ He sees this crowd and just how miserable it is. All are attentive to his Word. 
“God will take away the veil of mourning which envelopped all the peoples. He will destroy death for ever more. The Lord will wipe away all tears from all faces and ont he earth he will wipe away the humiliation of his people.”Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them : ’I am taken up by compassion for this crowd, for they have stayed with me for three days, now with nothing to eat . I don’t want to send them away on an empty stomach, they might faint on the way.’ 
The disciples said to him ’In such a desert wherever will we find enough bread to fill up such a big crowd?’ Jesus asked them : ’How many fish do you have?’ They said ’Seven, and a few small fish.’ So he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground."
We ask for the grace to have the same attitude as Jesus had. He is unbale to abandon he crowd for they are famished and tired. Jesus seeks mankind in need and He is so good towards us all! We see how we are ideed so important for him, precious in his eyes! And so our heart dilates and is filled with admiration and a sincere desire for conversion. Jesus recieves our good will, the little we have, and he takes it just as we are. He accomplishes his work of Love for all people!
Still today he wishes to bring about the Salvation of the world through our hearts and through our own hands. In this huge desert where the needs of mankind are so out of proportion, Jesus is still telling us to give Him his smallest loaves and our few fish, to nourish our People.
“He took the seven loaves and the fish; he gave thanks and he gave them to his disciples and the disciples gave them to the crowds. They all were able to eat tot heir full. They gatehred up what was left ; seven baskets full.”
Jesus loves us to a passion, and paradoxically he is in need of us also. Such is the meaning of the seven loaves and these few fish which he uses to nouriish a big crowd. 
Jesus leans on us and with such little things available to him, we can show him just how entirely grateful we are to Him. In the Eucharist we celebrate the salvation of the world comes about. When we celebrate the Passion, death and Ressurection of Jesus, Salvation comes to us. Our communites become communities of Risen people in the image of the Lord of Glory. 
Jesus, Bread of Life in our midst, continues his Work. This work of Salvation begins in our own lives. Andall give Glory to the God of Israel.
We ask for the grace to say once more how confident we are in Christ with great Love. 

Wednesday of 1st Week of Advent

“The crowds were astonished to see the dumb speak, the cripples whole again, the lame walking and the blind with their sight ; and they praised the God of Israel.”

This Gospel manifests to us this beautiful compassion that incites people to bring to Jesus their sisters and brothers in humanity. Men and women are in need of Jesus : the blind, the lame and people with many other health disorders. Those who accompany them are in astonishment, and this surprises the crowds. We too are in need of Jesus Christ. We need his forgiveness, his tenderness, his light, his mercy, for, in Him we find the fullness of all that is human. Those people who bring the sick to Jesus are in the image of all those who know that the best way to be charitable to their neighbour is by bringing him to Christ, source of all Life. A life of faith therefore requires holiness and apostleship.

How many tormented situations there are in our world! How much misery and despair in our midst!

“Jesus went up the mountain and sat down.”

He sees these crowds and he sees their misery. All are attentive to his Word- Jesus says : ’ They have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat.’ The disciples answer him : ’Where in a deserted place could we get sufficient bread for such a large crowd to have enough to eat?’

Jesus says ’How many loaves do you have?’ ’Seven, ’they answered, ’and a few small fish.’

And so he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground and he took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks he broke them and began handing them to the disciples, who gave them to the crowds.

This is the verification of the Word :

’ On this mountain, he has destroyed the veil which used to veil all peoples, the pall enveloping all nations; he has destroyed death forever. Lord Yahweh ahs wiped away the tears from every cheek ; he has taken his people’s shame away everywhere on earth, for Yahweh has spoken.’

’I don’t want to send them away hungry, they might collapse on the way.“We ask for the grace to have the same dispositions as Jesus : ’I feel sorry for the crowd.’ Jesus can’t send them away starving and tired. Christ Jesus seeks man in need and pretends to encounter him by chance. How good is the Lord! And how important are we in his eyes! When the human heart ponders upon this, the heart dilates full of gratitude, admiration and a sincere desire for conversion. Jesus is concerned for each one of us, and os he brings about healings. It really is about each one of us! Jesus receives our good will, the little we have, he takes and he accomplishes his work out of love for us all! Still today, he wants to bring about the salvation of the world through our hearts and through our hands. The Saviour of the world has already come, He is going to come again and he is always saying : ’ I don’t want to send them away starving, they might collapse on their way.’ In this huge desert where men’s’ needs are so out of proportion compared to the immensity of nature, Jesus asks ’How many loaves do you have?’ We are always telling him about what is lacking in us : ’seven loaves and a few small fish!’ Ws ask for our healing so as to nourish our People. We need to be healed by Jesus so as to become ’healing.’”They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected what was left of the scraps, seven baskets full. Now four thousand men had eaten, to say nothing of women and children."

Jesus is this God made man, he is all powerful, he loves us passionately and we need him in all things and everywhere.

’Without me you can do nothing’ Jesus tells us! Paradoxically he is in need of us : such is the meaning of the seven loaves and a few small fish which he will make use of to nourish the big crowd. If we knew just how much Jesus leans on us, and in his eyes sees the value of all we do, every time we did something we would show him our entire recognition, for the very least thing.

In the Eucharist that we celebrate the salvation of the world comes about. When we celebrate the Passion, death, and the Resurrection of Jesus, salvation comes right to us. Our communities become communities of risen people in

the image of the Lord of Glory. Christ, Bread of Life in our midst, continues his worked : this work of Salvation begins in our own lives.

“And the crowds were astonished to see the dumb speaking, the cripples whole again, the lame walking and the blind with their sight.” And they praised the God of Israel.

We ask for the grace to tell Christ how confident we are in Him, by having a great charity.