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As evening drew on, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late. Dismiss the crowds so they can go to the villages and buy some food for themselves.” Jesus said to them: “There is no need for them to disperse. Give them something to eat yourselves.” ~Matthew 14:15-16 The miracle story of feeding the multitudes occurs in every Gospel, even repeated with different crowd sizes. This likely indicates that it happened more than once,
The Pharisees saw this and complained to the disciples, saying, “What reason can the Teacher have for eating with tax collectors and sinners?” Overhearing the remark, Jesus said, “People who are in good health don’t need a doctor; sick people do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire compassion, not sacrifices.’ I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” ~Matthew 9:11-13 Birds of a feather do indeed flock together. That is, outside of the breeding season
Those who have will get more until they grow rich, while those who have not will lose even the little they have. – Matthew 25:29 If any birds could be seen as examples of taking Jesus’ parable of the landowner to heart, it would be shorebirds. The parable is about taking risks to please God. The long-distance migrants among the shorebirds know something about risk. They time their 3000-mile (or more) flights to coincide with the very short, but exceedingly abundant, insect h