March 13 - Mary Horton


AM Psalm 97, 99, [100]; PM Psalm 94, [95]

Genesis 49:29-50:14; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Mark 8:1-10


“I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.”

– Mark 8:2


This message caused me to start thinking about the many ways we are fed by our Lord God. Just look around here at St. Paul’s to see the many kinds of meals that are presented – the coffee hours, the Wednesday evening suppers, the Maple Alley Inn breakfasts and the luncheons we have served. The list goes on and on, and of course we come to the most important meal, the Holy Eucharist, where we experience the Lord’s presence as he assures us He is our firm foundation, our strength, our hope.

This message also brought to mind the many small touches, the many ways of feeding, beyond the meals, which we all do in the Lord’s name through His Holy presence in our lives. Small piece, large piece, one by one, He strengthens our giving. We appreciate the many ways we are fed by our Lord Jesus Christ and await each new awakening that is given to us.

 As we reach out to others, consciously or unconsciously, may his Holy light show through our compassion: our compassion for the crowds, each and every one.


- Mary J. Horton