Speaking before the General Audience on Wednesday, 17th August 2016, Pope Francis recalled Jesus’ actions in the multiplication of the bread and feeding the 5,000.
“By instructing his disciples to feed the crowd, he teaches them to have faith and invites them to share in his concern for those in need. The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes is a concrete sign of that merciful concern,” Pope Francis said.
Further, “Through our partaking of the Eucharist, we not only receive spiritual nourishment, but, conformed ever more fully to the Lord, we become signs of his merciful presence to those around us.”
Credit: The Holy See