Bible Leads: Mark 6:30-44

TEXT

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’ But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said to him, ‘Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii* worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?’ And he said to them, ‘How many loaves have you? Go and see.’ When they had found out, they said, ‘Five, and two fish.’ Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were filled; and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.
  1. Tour the Kitchen of India’s Golden Temple
  2. Cafe 458–delicious dignified meals for the poor in Atlanta (click, then scroll down)
  3. Clay Street Table (Portland, Oregon)
  4. Eucharist and the Hunger of the World

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. Where do hungry people in your town go for food?
  2. What is the free/reduced lunch rate at the nearest public school?
  3. Who helps seniors get the nutrition they need?
  4. In what ways might your church be more involved in matters of hunger?

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SOUNDTRACK

  1. We Don’t Eat, by James Vincent McMorrow
  2. Blindsided, by Bon Iver
  3. For Emma, by Bon Iver
  4. Rich Young Ruler, by Derek Webb
  5. Come With Me, by Echosmith
  6. Here’s to Feeling Good All the time, by Miracle Fortress
  7. Vincent O’Brien, by M. Ward
  8. Get to the Table On Time, by M. Ward
  9. Magpie to the Morning, by Neko Case
  10. City Swans, by Neko Case
  11. The Right Place, by Monsters of Folk
  12. All This and Heaven Too, by Florence + the Machine
  13. Tired, by Adele
  14. When We Were Young, by Adele
  15. One and Only, by Adele
  16. Ants Marching, by Dave Mathews Band
  17. Warehouse, by Dave Mathews Band
  18. Cry Freedom, by Dave Mathews Band
  19. Galileo, by Indigo Girls
  20. World Falls, by Indigo Girls

HAIKU

Wants as needs
as needs go unmet
we complain.

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