When Christ Jesus tested his disciples' confidence in the power of God to supply whatever was necessary to feed the multitude, the response emphasized the picture of insufficient supply and belittled what was on hand: "Five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?" Jesus, with his clear vision of substance as wholly spiritual, demonstrated the inexhaustible abundance of divine Love's giving. He "took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
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