My morning constitutional takes place in a pool lane, and driving to and from the local YMCA I usually listen to Gus Lloyd's program, Seize the Day, on The Catholic Channel (Sirius/XM channel 129).
Today he was sharing some thoughts on today's Gospel in which Jesus uses five loaves of bread and two fish to feed multitude. Lloyd recounted how he once heard a priest give a homily in which Father "explained" that the "real" miracle performed there was that everyone had food with them and Jesus got them to share. Lloyd said when he heard that, he was seething.
I would be, too. Actually, I was, too, because I have heard such a sermon being delivered in the past. What, so are you telling me that all the wedding guests at Cana had hip flasks and brought them out at Jesus' request when they realized the wine had run out?
If you do not believe in the "lesser" miracles of Jesus and try to explain them away, then why would you hold as truth His greater ones - like turning the bread and wine into His Body and Blood? His Resurrection?
Sorry, trying to say Jesus spoke so eloquently that a spontaneous potluck occurred demonstrates a lack of faith.