I have no doubt that some of you have heard it today as well. The infamous, "the real miracle was sharing" from today's Gosple from John 6:1-15...the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. A deacon from a different parish, who was recently ordained in June gave the homliy. At first he was telling how people use to travel in those days, then he said that the real miracle was that the young man giving up his food giving it to Jesus, mean while I was saying on the inside; please don't say it, please don't say it... Then, that inspired others who had food with them to share with those who didn't...facepalm. What a great diservice that homilies or explinations like these do to the Evangelists, the witnesses of the miracle, and to Christ Himself. Christ raises a girl from the dead, changes water to wine, raises Lazarus from the dead after 4 days, etc, etc, etc, and He can't multiple a few loaves and fishes? Come on, give me a break.
The sharing explination to this reading doesnt account for the 12 baskets left over. :mad: