When the line in the sky-separating day from night first appeared, the Twelve Salvador sent out came to him and said, “Tell the crowd to go home so that they can go to surrounding towns and farms and find lodging and food. We are in such an isolated place.”
Salvador simply ordered, “The course of the last quarter century and the crooked leadership of the Crooked Knives has made the entire inhabited world like an isolated place. Make it a fresh and vibrant place. Give them some food yourselves.”
They replied, “We only have five loaves of bread and a couple of small fish. You expect us to go and buy food for all these people? What do you expect us to buy it with, our looks?”
Salvador noted, “Look at what sits next to each loaf of bread. Next to the freshest loaf, you will find a copy of the book of Genesis. Next to the loaf of sour dough, the bread of affliction, you will find the book of Exodus. Next to the pizza dough, you will find the book of Leviticus. Next to the book of Numbers, you will find rye bread and next to the book of Deuteronomy, you will find a loaf of split top bread. The five books stand, not for some 613 rules, but for his story, the history of what it means to be redeemed people, fully alive, in the present.”
Lee Stone, like St Peter Ben Nun, the Rock the son of the Fish, stood there with one piece of fish and Paul Ower stood with the other. There were about five thousand men there, not counting women, and children.
Salvador told his students, “Tell the people to sit down in groups of fifty, just like a platoon in the army.”
They did as they Salvador ordered and the crowd sat down as our group directed.
Taking the five loaves of bread and the two fish, he looked up into the sky and said, “Happy are you Our Mighty Savior, the ruler of the universe who caused bread to come from the earth.”
He tore pieces of bread from the loaves, gave them to his followers, and they gave them to the crowd.
All ate and until they were full. When we picked up the leftover pieces, they filled twelve-bushel baskets.
Salvador noted, “Don’t forget the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles. The twelve baskets stand for the new People of the Upright of God you will help to build. You will fill them with the Torah of Life and vitality. This is not rules to follow, but life in its fullest for all people. They will then eat and be truly satisfied.”