5 Loaves and 2 Fish: The Art Of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. Kindness is miraculous. Kindness is magical. Kindness is chaos.

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Kindness can be described in many ways. And there are many stories that teach lessons of random acts of kindness. My favourite to date is the story of the 5 loaves and the 2 fishes.

The story is well known throughout the world and is predominantly taught within the Christian religion. It is described as one of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ.

John 6: 1–14.

You may have read this story from the bible or may have heard it from someone. It is described and presented as a miracle. You know, synonymous with the abracadabra magician type of scenario, where 5 fish and 2 loaves were enough to feed 5000 men, not including women and children.

I grew up reading the stories about Jesus’ miracles. This one in particular left an indelible mark on me. You see, it wasn't the fact that so little was able to feed and satisfy so many, with leftovers. It was the random act of kindness, shown by a little boy who overheard that there were many people to feed, with no preparations to feed them. As they all just showed up to the scene from near and far, to see the Messiah.

What was it inside that little boy that made him want to help? Did Jesus, know that he would be there…



Jodian Marie Thomas, MS, Bsc, Asc

Research Coordinator and Experimental Physicist. My love for reading, communicating, sharing thoughts, ideas, advice and little ‘picker-upers’ brought me here.