I was imagining what would happen if Jesus manifested 5000 fishes and loaves to feed hungry people in North America these days. Here’s what I think would happen:
Upon witnessing the miracle, parts of the crowd arose and with whining voices exclaimed the following,
“I’m allergic to seafood; I don’t like fish; but there’s mercury in it; fish have souls and I’m a vegan; I can’t eat gluten because of my Celiac’s disease; too many carbs in bread dude; ewwww, its white bread; yeah man, white bread has a tonne of preservatives in it.”
Jesus, slightly frustrated says, “ok, well how about some wine? Just give me some water. And the people reply, “is it red or white? Because red wine gives me a headache and sulphites are bad for you”.
The frustration grows and Jesus finally says, “alright! Forget the food and wine! How about just some water?”
“Is it chlorinated? Is there fluoride in it? Because fluoride is a neurotoxin!” Respond the crowd.
And with a wave of his hand Jesus makes the people disappear.