Give Up Something: Running Away

In this story, disciples (for whatever reason) want for Jesus to send the crowds away. They don’t want to take the responsibility to feed this crowd of more than five thousand, which of course was a deal. On the surface, it was a fair suggestion, given the circumstances they were in. But Jesus did not just run away, rather, faced it. Jesus response models for us to cope rather than run and turns the problem into an opportunity.