Dedication of The Basilica of St. Mary Major

Matthew 14:13-21

We cannot deny the role of gratitude in abundant living. An ungrateful person can never have enough of anything. Jesus held in his hands five barley loaves and two fish. It was a typical peasant’s lunch. But for a moment he focused all his attention on what he had and took the time to be genuinely grateful. And under the spell of his gratitude it somehow became enough and more than enough. The person who can be grateful will always be rich. The person who cannot, is forever poor.