loaves and fishes

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loaves and fishes

Jesus multiplies fare for his following. [N.T.: Matthew 14:15–21; John 6:5–14]
See: Miracle
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Mensah Otabil to be alleged to be the mastermind of this act of stealing from the poor to enrich the rich, who, instead of feeding the multitude, has turned them rather to feed him, is a big blow to the moral principles of Christianity.
The miracle of feeding the multitude is PCNE's icon for the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons, which, like the laity, share in the common priesthood.
"Could you imagine if before feeding the multitude w/ 5 loaves and 2 fishes, Jesus set up a gofundme account to buy a plane?" offered one Twitter criticism.
Familyowned food enterprises take care of feeding the multitude at this reunion, and it is amazing to see how our food DNA includes Shakey's, Dunkin Donuts, Via Mare, KFC, Casa Roces, Malcolm's, La Cocina de Tita Moning, Cowboy Grill, Racks and Iya's Jumbo Pastillas, to name a few.
The miracle of feeding the multitude is so important in the Gospels that it appears six times: twice each in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, and once each in the Gospels of Luke and John.
Ashevak--who works in prints, drawings and sculpture--said she chose to put an arctic char in her design because one of her favourite Bible stories is of Christ feeding the multitude with a few loaves and fish.
These include the Soma sacrifice in the Rig Veda, the manna given to the Israelites during their forty years in the wilderness, the Zoroastrian drink of immortality, the well-known Christian communion rite, the story in the Mahabharata of Krishna dispelling the hunger of Durvasa and his 10,000 disciples (Rajagopalachari, 1990), and Jesus feeding the multitude of 5,000 people in the Christian gospels.
Third, the text advises us that Jesus raised the issue of feeding the multitude with his disciples even before the small supply of food appeared and that he did so "to test [Philip], for he himself knew what he was going to do." As always in John, Jesus is unambiguously in control.
They also discount the problem that overpopulation adds to the ever-shrinking global capacity for feeding the multitudes, particularly in view of obvious climate changes.
This meal is the gift of Jesus Christ: his feeding the multitudes, his welcoming the sinners and outsiders, his establishing the wedding feast of the kingdom, his breaking the bread and showing forth the resurrection, his giving his own body and blood.
In fact, what Calderwood has achieved is akin to feeding the multitudes without the benefit of starting with five loaves and two fishes.
Hour (or Chapter) 17 is The Miracles of Jesus, for example, in which the novice will find out more about Raising the Dead, Feeding the Multitudes and Physical Healings.