Feast of St. Nicholas
Matthew 15:29-37

The miracle recounted in today’s Gospel is a miracle about sharing. When confronted with the needs of the crowds, Jesus takes all that the apostles have managed to collect – seven loaves of bread and a few fish, according to Matthew’s version – and manages to feed everyone.

For the bread to be shared, it must be broken – and so it is in our lives of sacrificial service and in our brokenness that we share our lives with one another.