June 18th, 2014

On "The Miracle Of The Loaves And Fishes."

  "..      .The Greek agape, generally translated in English as 'love,' is more accurately translated as 'sharing' .... the New Testament equivalent of Old Testament 'justice,' meaning to share equitably what belongs to YHVH.  To love one's neighbor is to share what you have with them.  This sharing is the derech eretz of the people of the land, common peasant decency, the kindness of strangers, the Samaritan's deeds... The John version adds...that a generous youth provides the food to distribute, evoking the child in the kingdom, the natural generosity of innocence." -- Rex Weyler, The Jesus Sayings, 2008, p. 194