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Gospel reading John 6:1-15

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 26, 2015

Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near. When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?" He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, "Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little." One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?" Jesus said, "Have the people recline." Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted." So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, "This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world." Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.

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Msgr. Vincent Kelly

St. John The Baptist

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 26, 2015


Drones in our future

Dear Family,

Drones are one of the latest technological entries demanding attention in our lives. They may be remote as in the Middle East, where they target military objectives, or they may be in your local neighborhood, where someone with a camera can analyze details of your living.

So far, the photographs of persons and homes look eerie, as if they were lunar shadows. Undoubtedly, the drone evolution will bring many advances to the human species, be they in communication, security, commerce, or, God-forbid, transportation. A global strategy to regulate their usage will soon need to be developed and observed.

Recently, a drone video of our area showed that objects and people wearing white or bright-colors could be identified, whereas the darker colors were absorbed into the landscape. No, this was not the moon. It was our Fort Lauderdale. The human scene!!

That really is what it's all about. Without human activity, the areas plunge into decay and dereliction. It takes the human touch to make the landscape livable. It is interesting that it takes drone photography to provoke us to enter the scene of life, highlighting the dignity of the human person. The drone obviously will not surface the inner dimension of the person whose soul is the source of activity.

However, consider the Lord's omniscient view, the Divine drone, observing us from on high regardless of what garb we wear. Be assured that we are more than a detectible picture. We are children of God with an eternal destiny. When and if we see a drone, we might look beyond and smile at God. He has much affection for all of us.

Blessings,

Father Vincent T. Kelly

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