Loaves and Fishes for Five Thousand, To Go


Mark 6:34-44


Jesus saw that the crowd was leaderless.

So, He had compassion for them.  He taught

Them.  He gave them loaves and fishes to eat.

This was a fulfilment of prophecies.


The disciples wanted to send the crowd

Away.  Jesus said to feed them today.

Groups of fifty and a hundred sat to-

gether.  They probably had good weather.


Jesus was a shepherd.  He guided and

Provided.  This prefigured Communion.

He gave more than was needed.  He wanted

All the leftovers to be collected.


Jesus taught us not to waste our talents.

We can receive Communion every day.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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