Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mutiplying the Loaves

My local storefront church, the Tabernacle of God's Glory Church and Restoration Ministry, which owns the best churchmobile ever, has a table of free bread and basket of free bananas out on the Avenue today. The church, which serves a mostly Panamanian crowd, got the food donated from a local bakery and wholesaler, and is offering it for free as a service to the community, as I was told by a parishoner (who offered me a loaf). While we stood talking, a man passing by exclaimed "Free bread?! Now this is a blessing," and picked up a pair of loaves and bunch of bananas before heading out. "Thank you," he said in parting. "I'm going to make sandwiches today!"