The multiplication of the loaves is a powerful symbol of the generosity and generativity of god. God is always ready to make something new; God is fertile.

The People of God are always being invited to newness of life. By being nourished, disciples of Jesus themselves become incorporated into the life of God. We can feed others when we are fed.

O Holy Spirit, empower me to be a messenger of the Good News that God’s love is for everyone. May I be both generous and generative.