Thursday, 17 March 2011

Loaves and fish


I wish I could help, but I can’t.
The problem’s too big.
I've only got 5 barley loaves and 2 fish.
Earthquakes and tsunamis,
hunger and homelessness,
thirst and fear,
destruction and oppression,
corruption and greed,
poverty and sickness.
What’s the use of the little I've got?

I wish I could help, but I can't.
The problem's too big.
I've only got 5 barley loaves and 2 fish.
It would take a miracle to feed all these people.
I can't do miracles.
I've only got 5 barley loaves and 2 fish.
What's the use of them among so many?
These are all I've got for me today, with maybe a little to sell.
It would take a miracle for me to give them away.
I've only got 5 barley loaves and 2 fish.
Not much of a feast are they?


This post is the 9th in a series of Lenten reflections based on daily Bible readings from the Common Worship Lectionary of the Church of England. This one is based on the story of Jesus feeding 5000 from John 6: 1-15

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