Blast from the Past(or)
'Everybody's got a hungry heart....'. So goes the famous Springsteen tune, the line apparently adapted from an ancient poem. Leave it to a guy from Jersey to offer a truism about the human condition in anthem form. All of us share that longing, in some way, for something more, whether or not we have 'a wife and kid in Baltimore, Jack.' One of the by products of original sin is this fundamental ache in the human existence that longs to be addressed and satisfied. And every human person knows intuitively that this gaping wound can only be cauterized by God. Or, as the Boss puts it: 'Everybody needs a place to rest, everybody wants to have a home; ain't nobody like to be alone.' What does this describe if not ultimately the desire for God? In the multiplication of the loaves and fish, Jesus the Nazarene addresses this longing for intimacy. This communion is our deepest need, satiated in His very Presence. Can anything good come from Nazareth? Or, can anything good come from Freehold, NJ, for that matter? We cannot escape our deepest desire this side of Heaven. So, let us present to the Lord our loaves and fish so that He can make a superabundance out of our need; you will find it to be more than you can eat.
God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fr. Thomas Fallone
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