Bread is life. It is the first culinary expression of mankind and belongs on tables everywhere; so no plate must be left empty.
In the miracle of the loaves Jesus got a glimpse of how his body would be broken and shared as nourishment to all his followers. He then would become, once and for all, the bread of life.
Bread is life. It is the first culinary expression of mankind and belongs on tables everywhere; so no plate must be left empty. Disregard the sceptics’ comment: ‘What is five loaves among so many’ and don’t underestimate the sharing power of your hand breaking bread.
It was nearing the feast of Passover and folks were salivating for the Jewish bread, where goodness is plaited into each loaf. The sacred bread recipe was overflowing with giving: knead in extra for the poor and needy, cup-full of barley for the neighbour, half-cup in case a stranger pass-by, a pandemic sufferer maybe. They were by the Sea of Tiberias and the salty air made the crowd hungry, so hungry they felt they could eat Jesus.