A British newspaper columnist once expressed his displeasure with the attitudes of two drama critics as follows …
“If this pair had been present at the miracle of the loaves and fishes, one of them surely would have complained that there was no lemon to go with the fish, and the other would have demanded butter for the bread.”
In today’s Gospel Lesson we have the familiar story of Jesus miraculously feeding a crowd of more than five thousand persons with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish.
When the huge crowd had eaten enough to satisfy their hunger, Jesus “said to His disciples, ‘pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted.’ So they picked them up,” the Apostle John tells us, “and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal. And the people, seeing the miraculous event unfold, said, ‘this really is the Prophet who is to come into the world'” (Jn. 6:12,14).
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