The disciples had forgotten to bring more bread, and had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then Jesus warned them, ” keep your eyes open, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” And they said to one another, ” he saw that we have no bread.”
Aware of this, Jesus asked them, ” Why are you talking about the loaves you are short of? Do you not see or understand? Are your minds closed? Have your eyes that don’t see and ears that don’t hear? And do you not remember when I broke the five loaves among five thousand? How many basket full of leftovers did you collect?” They answered, ” Twelve.” ” And having distributed seven loaves to the four thousand, how many wicker basket of leftovers did you collect?” They answered. ” Seven.” Then Jesus said to them, ” Do you still not understand?”
“Let all religious therefore spread throughout the whole world the good news of Christ by the integrity of their fait, their love for God and neighbor, their devotion to the Cross and their hope of future glory…. Thus, too. with the Prayerful aid of that most loving Virgin Mary, God’s Mother, ‘Whose life is a rule of life for all,’ religious communities will experience a daily growth in number, and will yield richer harvest of fruits that bring salvation.” (Vatican II, Decree on the Renewal of Religious life,25).
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