“There,” says Gutwein, “Jesus begins to heal their sick and teach them. Why? Mark 6:34 says, ‘When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.’
“That compassion leads Him to continue teaching until very late in the day, sharing wisdom and hope. But then the disciples run into a problem. All the people who have been listening to Jesus are hungry and without food, and they are too far from home to go get any kind of quick meal. I’m pretty sure takeout wasn’t around back then.
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