You might be familiar with this story. There is a large hungry crowd who have followed Jesus even when he was trying to get away- the gospels of Mark and John don’t line up so perfectly very often but in this case this story is the story we were following in Mark- now in John’s words, there are just so many people, 5000 men plus women and children, following Jesus and they are far from home and town and what are we going to do about food?
It was on the disciples’ minds and Jesus knew it, so he brings up the question. Where shall we buy bread for all these people to eat? Philip answers the expected way. We just can’t do it, we can’t feed them we don’t have enough money even if there was somewhere to go and buy food. Continue reading →