Pope Francis in his August 2, 2020, Angelus commentary before the faithful in St. Peter’s Square – and broadcast around the world – recalled the famous gospel for the day, the multiplication of the loaves and fishes from the 14th’ chapter of Matthew.
As the Pope pointed out, the disciples were practical men and would have sent the gathered crowds of the Lord’s followers off to town to find food. Of course, Jesus had a different plan. He had the disciples bring the few loaves and fishes they had to him.
“He takes the food in His hands, raises His eyes heavenward, recites the blessing, and begins to break it and give the pieces to the disciples to hand out,” the Pope recounted. “And those loaves and fish did not run out; there was enough, and plenty left over for thousands of people.