On a hillside in the Galilee, a boy had a basket with five loaves of bread and two fish. These were the gifts of God amidst a hungry gathering of seekers. “Send them away,” the disciples advised Jesus. “You give them something to eat,” he responded. God gives but does not share; that part is up to us.
—Kenneth H. Carter Jr., A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.”
—Matthew 14:15-16 (NRSV)
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Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and make us mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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