Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
Heart of Jesus moved with pity to heal the physical wounds and needs of the people.
We Adore you O Lord and we love You
-Because by Your Sacred Heart You have made manifest Your Love
the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.
Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.” broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.They all ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over seven baskets full.
St. Matthew points to the Heart of Jesus twice as he recounts two different stories of Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes. “His Heart is moved with pity” In the Greek, this phrase means a deep, gut-wrenching emotion. It comes from the very depths of His being. What is it that moves His Heart so forcefully? It is the sickness of the crowd, their wounds, their hunger. It is their very human, physical needs. He is made of flesh and blood just as they are and understands the needs of their frail human bodies. His love is so deep that He seems to even feel and experience their hunger, weariness and pain. His Heart cannot help but be moved with pity for them. Look closely at the passage, there is no outside cry for help, no begging for food, no asking for a cure. Jesus, from the movements of His Heart, is compelled to heal them and provide for their physical needs.
Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, come and heal our physical wounds