The passages of the feeding and the Last Supper have significant differences. The feeding of five thousand is just that. Jesus feeds five thousand people, creating food that was not previously there, whereas in the Last Supper Jesus and the apostles already had enough food. In the feeding of five thousand the people ate bread and fish. At the Last Supper the people had bread and wine. Jesus transforms the food in Last Supper to his body and blood. He is giving himself for the apostles to eat and drink. In the feeding of five thousand, Jesus just creates food. The people are only eating Jesus’ flesh and blood during the Last Supper.
The passages have connections that bring them together. In both stories the apostles are present and they are actively participating in the miracle that is going on. All of the loaves Jesus gave out were blessed. They not only nourished their bodies but nourished their souls.
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