The Proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
29] And when Jesus had passed away from thence, he came nigh the sea of Galilee. And going up into a mountain, he sat there.  And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the dumb, the blind, the lame, the maimed, and many others: and they cast them down at his feet, and he healed them:
 So that the multitudes marvelled seeing the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see: and they glorified the God of Israel.  And Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.  And the disciples say unto him: Whence then should we have so many loaves in the desert, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? But they said: Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground.
 And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and giving thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the people.  And they did all eat, and had their fill. And they took up seven baskets full, of what remained of the fragments.The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
MEDITATION: The Gospel and the first reading for today very well compliments each other most perfectly. We can deduce in the Gospel that the crowds who followed Him on the mountain and who desires to cure their sick and was healed by Jesus Christ had undergone an inescapable hunger for staying in the company of the Lord that can be likened to an inescapable fasting-like hunger. We can also deduce here that there is a hidden revelation of the Holy Eucharist and its indescribable greatness after the Resurrection of God took place. The people “fasted” with Jesus Christ for three days and on its third day He gave them bread and fish and all of them were satisfied. This is same with the Holy Eucharist and Resurrection. Jesus Christ “fasted” for three days and on the third day He, the bread and the fish Himself, was raised. Jesus Christ knew that if He will let the people go or if He will send them on their mission in hunger without sustenance and nourishment the Holy Eucharist gives, they will fall on the temptations of Satan and his demons, the people will collapse in sin, sickness, error, and death.
“Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place to satisfy such a crowd?”, was a worrying and striking question of the disciples to Jesus Christ’s unthinkable and kinda “stupid” statement where it shows a very great revelation for us that this Gospel is a miracle and not like the other way around where it was stupidly interpreted by modernists or liberation theology supporters and their same feathers of the same birds who all flocks together in heresy and error. This question of the disciples proves the fact or truth that this is a miracle for how can the people share the bread or fish they have if there is nowhere to get those? How can the people share the bread or fish they have if in reality, they have none? For modernists and liberation theology people this Gospel, they all believe, shows just the value of sharing, generosity, brotherly love, or caring for one another. They do not believe that this Gospel is nothing more than what they believe; therefore, this Gospel has no miracle. Now, you can fully know how stupid are the modernists and liberation theology people when it comes to misinterpreting the Gospels, letting their selves live in heresy, error, sin, death, and damnation. For them, the Gospel is just showing the value of sharing. How stupid they are!
The disciples had seven loaves of bread and a few fish. We must all know that in Jewish numerology, seven means perfection or completeness. So, if that is so, then, in this Gospel, we can deduce that the Holy Eucharist and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead completes and gives life to all the seven ritual Sacraments that we have in the Catholic Church. In this Gospel, it shows that the Holy Eucharist is the source of life of the seven Sacraments. And how great must we value the fragments of the Holy Eucharist! Jesus Christ is the Alpha of the Holy Eucharist and He is also the Omega, where the fragments of Him is also seven baskets full – again, the completeness, richness, and greatness of the perfection of the Holy Eucharist that was made perfect in the Resurrection of God and, together with the Holy Eucharist, they perfected all the seven ritual Sacraments.
The Psalms (Psalm 25:6-10) for today gives a striking revelation for us regarding the Gospel. On verses 6 to 8, we can deduce that this refers to the Body of Christ and Christ Himself who died on the cross thus destroying the veil of the Temple (Matthew 27:51) that symbolizes the sin that “veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; He will destroy death forever (Psalm 25:7-8). This reveals that the 3 o’clock of His death on the cross and on the third day when He was Resurrected is the Alpha and the Omega of life, for in Christ’s death on the cross, we had life; and on the Resurrection of Him from the dead completes that life of ours thus completing and perfecting everything like what God did on the seven-day Creation of everything; it completes and perfects also the seven Sacraments that give life to all people here on earth, serving as our oxygen tanks here while we are still on this earth and while we are all not in heaven yet.
And last but not the least, verses 9 to 10 of Psalm 25 may be likened to the priest’s words while elevating the Body and Blood of Christ before the Holy Communion. Here, we can deduce that the Holy Eucharist indeed is the summit of the mountain and source of everything for everything sources from it; for the “hand of the Lord” which is the Holy Spirit who lives in the Church, sanctifies and gives life to everything that were included in the Church, while Moab or the enemies of God will be trodden down in a mire-like place called hell.
Every day when the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered, everyday is Advent for in those moments, God arrives here on earth. Therefore, know that when you attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is always Advent.
“Jesus, I trust in You” “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee”
Go and set the world on fire!
Mary H. Distributist