loaves-and-fish-webIn this week’s scriptures Jesus challenges the crowds to think differently about what they eat. There is physical food, bread, and spiritual food. One feeds the physical body, one feeds the spiritual spirit. We are usually more concerned about the physical body and making sure it is fed than the spiritual one, which is often malnourished. Je-sus is feeding both, but those around him struggle to un-derstand and apply what HE is teaching. If we take Jesus’ teachings seriously, then we should be feeding the spiritual body, just as much if not more than the physical one. How we do this is by developing a deep and meaningful under-standing of Jesus. HIS insights help us begin to feed the spirit.