Just one lunch

Reading the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand I ended up with a number of questions and thoughts.

This mother of so  long ago obviously felt that five small barley loaves and just two small fishes were the correct amount to keep her small lad going all day. I note that there were none of the sugar busting foods that we consume today.

Were there enough crumbs left over for the birds to  also have a feast after the ‘twelve basketfuls of broken pieces’ were gathered up? Were the baskets of food given to the homeless and outcasts?

Although I want to know more, I realise that in scripture we are always given as much information as we need to know. Nothing must detract from the fact that this was a wonderful miracle.