Bible Leads: Matthew 15:29-39

TEXT

Matthew 15:29-39

After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.’ The disciples said to him, ‘Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to feed so great a crowd?’ Jesus asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ They said, ‘Seven, and a few small fish.’ Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. Those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. After sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

  1. Fish of Galilee
  2. Life at Taize
  3. Food at Sikh Temples
  4. What is Hunger?

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. What is your experience with healing?
  2. In what ways is feeding the hungry the work of the church?
  3. In what ways are you in solidarity with the hungry of your locality?
  4. In what ways is God with the hungry?

IMAGE

Food Line at Taize
Food Line at Taize (@5000/meal in summer)

SOUNDTRACK

Spotify Playlist

  1. Hunger Strike, by Temple of the Dog
  2. Daydreamer, by Young the Giant
  3. The Bucket, by Kings of Leon
  4. She is Beautiful, by Andrew W.K.
  5. Ubi Caritas, composed by Maurice Durufle, performed by the Eric Whitacre Singers
  6. Seventeen, by Sjowgren
  7. Fishin’ 4 Religion, by Arrested Development
  8. Lazy Eye, by Silversun Pickups
  9. On the Turning Away, by Pink Floyd
  10. Strangers, by The Kinks

HAIKU

Give a man a fish / is not the worst thing, ever / as some would believe

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