Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Manna, the Feeding of the 4000/5000 and Paul’s Collection

When Paul wrote to the Corinthians about a collection for the poor in Jerusalem (2 Cor. 8:15), he made an appeal for equality quoting the words of Exodus 16:18: “Those who gathered much had nothing left over, and those who gathered little lacked nothing.” Rashi (1040-1105 CE) called the manna event a miracle because not only did God provided but also because the people shared.
Perhaps the Gospel feeding narratives should be understood in the same manner as Paul preached to the Corinthians. KISS, Keep it simple, SHARE because "God loves a cheerful giver."[1]

[1] Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2Cr 9:7

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Thank you for this.

8:34 AM


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