Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Four B's of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

In today's sermon our supply priest, Fr. Diggs, discussed the feeding of the five thousand and broke it, and our relationship to Christ, down into four B's.

1. Bringing

2. Blessing

3. Breaking

4. Bestowing

Briefly (sorry for the fifth B), We bring our meager gifts to Jesus. They don't look like much I know, nonetheless, He gives thanks and blesses them when most of us would complain about the paltry offering. He breaks bread, and in this way His disciples know Him to be the Lord. He bestows not only the bread, but also the responsibility for sharing it with others to His disciples.

In the musical prelude and offertory we heard variations on the theme of "Simple Gifts."

We have so much to be thankful for, the least of which is the fact that the Lord accepts our simple and unworthy offerings in the first place, blesses us in spite of them, and in so doing breaks and humbles us. Lastly He bestows upon us an awesome responsibility to share His Word with "the five thousand."


Alright, Fr. Diggs did leave out the fifth "B"...

Blog about it!


  1. As I heard one preacher say regarding the story of Baalam, "if God can use an ass, he can use you." Spot on sermon on the power of God magnifying the quantity/quality of our gifts.


  2. As a friend used to say to me, "I resemble that remark."