“You invited how many people to dinner? What were you thinking?”
As a young husband (without proper experiential knowledge of how important communication is for good marriages), I would sometimes invite people home for meals without letting Carolyn know in advance. While I knew she would never refuse a stranger whom I had invited to dinner, I learned gradually not to invite people without checking with her first. It wasn’t fair either to her or our surprise guest and it wasn’t very thoughtful of me not to forewarn her. So it seems a little strange to find Jesus, the only perfect human being that ever lived, surprising his disciples by telling them (without warning) that they should feed over five thousand dinner guests! Whatever was he thinking?...
Over the next week we invite you to sit down (by yourself or even better) with your small group, a friend, family member or soul-mate, and (think about) discuss the following questions: