More Than Enough
As the day began to wind down, the disciples begin to get anxious about the people. They had to be hungry, and a
hungry crowd can be an unruly one. Fear is setting in. So, they encourage Jesus to bring the healing session to a close and send them on their way. We can understand their concern. Anyone who is tasked with logistics understands that you don’t want things to get out of hand.
Jesus, as you might imagine, has other ideas. Jesus isn’t too worried it seems because he tells them to feed the crowds. Yes, he tells them, you feed them. They of course are flabbergasted. Wouldn’t you be? Yet after they have been fed they had more food than before left over. Could it be that this story is there to invite us to consider the hidden abundance in our midst?