In today’s Gospel reading, both Philip and Andrew were given the opportunity to feed the multitude. They took widely different approaches.
Philip did a quick count. “Let’s see, one, two, three! No better count by tens; ten, twenty … Nope that’ll take too long. Alright, about a hundred there, and there, and there and … Hmm, looks like about 5000 men! And roughly the same number of woman and kids. So let’s say ten thousand.” “Okay, now figuring in the current price of bread … multiply by ten thousand, carry the one … and … looking in the communal purse and Nope! Ain’t gonna happen! Not if we had a half-year’s wages. And we don’t. Sorry, Master, guess we’d better send ‘em home before it gets dark!”
"Whaddaya nuts? Do ya think this old lady is gonna give birth to some new sons for you? God forbid!" was Naomi's reaction. Orpah (not Oprah) took the advice and left. But Ruth said, "Where you go, I go. Where you live, I'll live. Your people and your God will be my people and my God."