Sunday, July 29, 2012

Homemade Barley Bread and Goldfishes

After today's service, during which we examined the "signs" of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes as well as John's version of Jesus walking on the water, at coffee hour we were treated to barley bread and Goldfish crackers. In a miraculous turn of events, there were several baskets of crumbs gathered by the clean up crew.

Oh yeah, the story of the feeding of the five thousand was not about food for the stomach!

I think the point got across.


  1. Anonymous2:20 AM

    Sorry Charlie,

    The feeding of the 5,000 WAS about those basic physical needs. Later when Jesus spoke of the Leaven of the Pharisees, he clarified then he wasn't referring to feeding the hungry.

    Speaking of John; chapter 21 (the conclusion of his Gospel) is exhaustively about fish, and food, and eating, and feeding the people. Also, John's Epistle says those who deny Jesus was a flesh and bones human being, are tantamount to Anti-Christ.

    So let us remember Jesus was well aware of peoples needs. Peter's church followed the path of wealth and power, but that raises the question: what if care and sustenance were historically provided by the church...

    Thanx for hearing me out.

  2. Anon, please go back to John 6 and follow Jesus' discourse on the multiplication of the loaves especially verses 26-27.

    25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’
    26 Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
    27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’

    The Church is also about Charity and care for the poor and hungry, but if it were just about food for the stomach, then something like Islam or secular humanism would be sufficient for our needs.