|The miracle of sharing your PBJ sandwich & Twinkies.|
Yet, it never fails that Father reduces this marvelous lesson to a banal sermon on sharing your lunch.
You see, while some people were hungry, most others had packed a secret lunch. The apostles' example in sharing their five loaves and two fishes inspired everyone to open their John the Baptist lunchboxes and contribute to the common good. From each according to his lunchbox, to each according to his need.
This homily has the twin attraction for sixties' priests of communism and naturalism. Christ did not actually perform a hard-to-swallow miracle, it was just His good example. (Sort of like the exorcism of the demons of mental illness.)
|Wait a second! Where'd|
my miracle go?
Fortunately, the Bear's family, and you, gentle reader, know that this is Modernistic balderdash.
Ignoring the rich symbolism of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and instead trying to explain away the miracle with some pathetic nonsense about sharing your lunch is just shameful.
Here's an article by Steve Ray on it, so it is evidently not merely a fashion of the Bear's parish.