The disciples share the food around and all the people eat their fill. It’s not just a token amount as some scholars have suggested, nor is it a lesson in sharing as others have argued. This is not the story of the young boy who sets an example of generosity that then inspires the crowd to share their food, which turns out to be adequate for the occasion. This is the story (one of many in the Old and New Testaments) about the ability of God/Jesus to transform too little into more than enough.
What about us then? Are we willing to offer God what little we have, so that others may be blesses through it? Just as Jesus was able to transform the small offering of a young boy into a feast that was a blessing to so many, I pray that we too might have the faith to place ourselves and all that we have into his transforming love.
Till next time,