Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hospitality and Feeding the Multitudes

Today is about multiplication. The Gospel at Mass was the story of Jusus blessing five loaves and two fishes to feed a huge crowd. Larry and I may have to try that later. Alice and her family are returning from the beach this evening and we don't know whether they will be here for dinner. We aren't planning on them since it's about a seven hour drive and with little ones and multiple stops we figure they'll probably arrive around bedtime.

But if they turn up for supper the challenge will be to transform dinner for two into dinner for nine. Can it be done? I am the ultimate optimist. Besides, I have a bag of chicken dumplings in the freezer and that old kid crowd pleaser, mac and cheese. So if the multitudes arrive we'll practice multiplication of the loaves and fishes to feed the hungry crowd. My can-opener is always ready for extra company too. As my mom used to say, "Add another can of water to the soup." That's hospitality!

Enjoy your Sunday and don't forget to thank the Lord for all His blessings.

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