Sunday, July 24, 2011

John 6:1-15. The feeding of the five thousand

We are back in Galilee again. This is the only miracle that is recorded in all four gospels.

We might wonder why. Perhaps it is something to do with the fact that in our age, famine and hunger is so widespread while there is clearly food to go around in the world. At the current time there is famine in the horn of Africa. We might speculate why this is so. Corruption in government, war, false religion, climate change, greed, the result of the credit crunch, racism; all will have their favorite cause, but none of them remedies the situation. When there was famine in Abraham's promised land there was corn in Egypt. Joseph had been sent on ahead to rescue the nation of Israel (as it became).

The truth is that there is food enough to feed the starving and we buy play stations and iPhones. If you haven't given yet of your excess when are you going to start?

1 comment:

Manu Manickvel said...

the bottom line is - economics help the world go around i guess...