|Feeding of the Four Thousand, Giovanni Lanfranco|
What starts the multiplication of time, energy and resources? One thing I am convinced: Giving what you have away! Giving away some of the bread, fish, time, money, energy, ideas you have is a sure way to get more–just as releasing the seven loaves fed the four thousand.
One of the challenges in reading Scripture for me is to reconcile the majestic mighty figure of Christ, who could deal with great crowds with the friend, who is in the room with me, right now, surveying me with a slight smile.
Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand
29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
With the power which is available to us who believe.
One of the most outstanding traits of Jesus is his kindness.
31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.