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LEFTOVERS? 7-29-2018

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

This scene takes place right after the Gospel we just read.
“!USE YOUR IMAGINATION!”
Peter stayed behind to help with the cleanup. Somehow, he always seemed to be one of the last ones. Those who folded the chairs and swept the floors after the gatherings were over.
But today he did not mind it. He wanted some of the leftovers and this is one way of taking some without being noticed. So, he put a small piece of the bread into his brown paper bag and headed home. And he could not wait to get home!
As soon as he did, he ran to the bread box, took a small piece of bread out of the bag and placed it next to the half loaf in the box. He was tired from the long day, so he went to bed.
Early next morning, he awoke before the alarm. He was excited; he went to the kitchen to check the bread box to see if it had worked. He opened the lid. There it was, the same half loaf and his leftover piece, just as he had left them the night before. Maybe it was too early to expect anything, so he thought he would wait another day and another night.
The same wake-up time the next morning he again hurried to the bread box. He felt an even deeper feeling of disappointment when once more he saw only the half-loaf and the now-getting-dried-out-leftover-piece. Maybe this bread wasn’t as magic as he thought. Maybe it didn’t multiply other loaves of bread. Or, maybe only Jesus could make the whole thing work!
So as not to suffer any further disappointment, he was going to get rid of the leftover piece. He went outside to give it to the birds, but before he could break it and scatter it, an old man in shabby clothes came up to him and asked for a bite to eat. He gave him the dried-up bread.
The next day Peter heard a knock on the door. It was the same old gent. Was he looking for another handout, Peter wondered? No, the man smiled and thanked Peter for his kindness. The man said that Peter’s generous gift from the day before would keep his family fed for the winter!
Finally, Peter had discovered the bread’s magic in giving it away!
A small piece of dried up bread:
“The Magic – Giving It Away!”