But the crowds followed Him. There were thousands of them. Jesus worked the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes.
This miracle is mentioned in all of the four Gospels. In fact there are two different miracles recorded. There are six different accounts in the four Gospels!!!
Why is it so important?
Some of the recurring themes in the accounts are these. Jesus is the Son of David. He is the Shepherd King who feeds his flock and leads them to safety, and of course in the Gospel of John it is the lead story for the teaching on the Eucharist.
I love to reflect that the miracle happens in the hands of Jesus. When all is impossible and there is neither time nor money, when all we have with us is five loaves and two fish, when we put them into the hands of Jesus, all things are possible!!!!!