The Jesus Puzzle


Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.

Mark 8:14 

Jesus multiplied bread and fish again. He fed 4,000 people and there were 7 baskets of leftovers. But when Jesus and the disciples loaded the boat, they forgot to bring the leftovers. Yet, curiously, Mark writes that there was one loaf in the boat. An argument ensued over the leftovers. Jesus chastised them – did they not have eyes to see? He is the Loaf on the Boat and where he is there is always provision.  

Kelley Nikondeha is a practical theologian hungry for the New City. She is the co-director for Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi. She and her husband co-founded Amahoro Africa, an African conversation for African thinkers and practitioners. She is the author of the forthcoming book Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World (Eerdmans, August 2017).

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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