All of us have probably heard it before: Jesus didn’t miraculously multiply the loaves and fish, but rather he encouraged the people to share. Fr. Jay, my pastor, took this theory head on during mass this weekend and thoroughly debunked it. He argued that the sharing theory undermines Catholic teaching on the Eucharist and the Bible doesn’t imply sharing at all. And, for the coup de grace, he noted that the people wanted to make Jesus king following this incident. Who would risk Roman wrath by making a guy king because he got people to share?
Last week he preached on contraception and this week he debunks trendy Catholic biblical scholarship. I’m lucky to have this guy as a pastor.