Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to Him and said,
“Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding
villages and countryside and ﬁnd food and lodging
because we are in a remote place here.”!
He replied, “You give them something to eat.”!
They answered, “We have only ﬁve loaves of bread and
two ﬁsh—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.”
(About ﬁve thousand men were there.)
❖ They could only think of one possible solution.!
❖ They didn’t think to ask Jesus how this might be
“You give them something to eat.”
Although darkness does battle against the
light, we’re not called to be passive
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its
saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good
for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot
be hidden. 15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a
bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to
everyone in the house. 16
In the same way, let your light shine
before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify
your Father in heaven.
1 Peter 4:8-10!
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a
multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without
grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received
to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various
What You do Speaks So Loudly that I Cannot
Hear What You Say
BUT EVERYONE IS CALLED!!
Not everyone is called to be a preacher,
teacher, evangelist or missionary,
1 Peter 3:8-9!
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be
sympathetic, love one another, be
compassionate and humble. Do not repay
evil with evil or insult with insult. On the
contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to
this you were called so that you may inherit a