Jesus Feeds a Large Crowd

This Sunday and in the coming Sundays, the Gospel Readings will be taken from chapter six of the Gospel of John. In this chapter, John speaks about the miracle of the loaves and fish and its meaning. Jesus sees the crowd following him because of the signs that he has been working.

He takes the initiative and feeds them with five loaves and two fish and there are twelve baskets full of left-overs. Following the miracle, the people recognize that he is a prophet like Moses, who had been promised (DT 18:18) and they would like to make him their king. However, Jesus leaves the mand goes into the mountains to be alone.