10 Jun 2007
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, â€œThis is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.â€ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, â€œThis cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.â€ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lordâ€™s death until he comes.
When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured. The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, â€œSend the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.â€ But he said to them, â€œYou give them something to eat.â€ They said, â€œWe have no more than five loaves and two fishâ€”unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.â€ For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, â€œMake them sit down in groups of about fifty each.â€ They did so and made them all sit down. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.