STUDY. The Loaves and Fishes. By Fabian Massa.
Chapter VI of the Gospel of St. John, the Bible tells us that Jesus had gone to the other shore of the Sea of Galilee and a large crowd along to listen. In the evening Jesus had compassion on the crowd because he had not eaten, so he ordered his disciples to feed them. There he made the Lord the miracle of feeding five thousand men (scholars estimate that with women and children would be a crowd of 15,000 souls) with five barley loaves and two fish (John 6.9).
While it is understood that new people coming to church services looking for a miracle from God (and this always the case) the alarming thing is that leadership be surprised by this type of message, when it is assumed that a leader with twenty years of Church and is clear the difference between Power and Presence, which has a life of prayer and communion.
Being already at the gates of the Week 70, where patience and faith of the saints will be tested by cutting their heads, (Rev. 13.10 and 14.12) are still many (even in leadership) are not understanding this issue of Power and The Presence (which is basic) seems extremely dangerous.