What I’m Thinking: What Does it Take?


Jesus found himself with a crowd of hungry people. He fed them – starting with just five loaves and two fish. Given that we start out with enough food grown annually to feed everyone: Why don’t we do it?

Here’s a transcript:

I’m thinking we’re going to take a break from Jacob for a week, and we’re going to turn to Jesus, to the fourteenth chapter of Matthew, with one of the most famous stories of all: in which Jesus takes five loaves and two fish, and somehow or other five thousand people get fed.

Jesus didn’t start with much. Well, I suppose he started with something really big – he started with a big problem: Five thousand first leaderless and searching-for-guidance people, and then that turned into five thousand hungry and looking-for-some-physical-sustenance people.

But Jesus starts with a very small offering of five loaves and two fish, and somehow or other, that becomes food for everyone.

It just seems to me that it may take something – it may take a little, and it may take a lot.

We in this world, we produce enough food each year to feed every single person on the planet, and then some over, and yet somehow, people are hungry every year. So it may take a little, or it may take a lot, but somehow we need to take what we’ve already accomplished, and make it into something where we’ve accomplished what we really want: Food for everyone.

Unless, of course, it isn’t what we want, in which case we might as well just admit we don’t want to do it, and that our selfishness is what will rule us.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m interested in what you’re thinking! Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you.

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , , | Posted on July 30, 2017

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  1. by Genie Phillips

    On August 4, 2017

    Could we obtain a copy of Al Gore’s new movie -Truth to Power – show it open to the public, and use it as a talking point to brain storm abt what we can actually and practically do to help.

  2. by holycrosshilo

    On August 6, 2017

    It might be possible – but not while it’s in first run theatrical release.

    We’d need a particular permission or license to do a public screening at any time. Given the topic, the studio might make those more available than they do with other films.

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