To the editor:
An open letter to Stan Van Gundy:
I don’t know what religion (if any) you affiliate with — obviously your meme of Jesus and the bread and fishes has caused a stir.
If you played into your (former) opponents’ hands like you’re playing into Satan’s, you wouldn’t have won a single game, in spite of the talented subordinates you led.
Do not allow yourself to be distracted — assisting people in their avoiding a Christ-less hell eternity is more valuable than any basketball assist statistics you could help bring about, or any anti-Republican agenda you could promote, successfully or otherwise.
Jesus was (and is) omniscient — that is, all-knowing, and as such, he knew who did and did not have a lunch. Not only did He feed the 5,000 (along with additional women and children), he fed an additional 4,000 (and more) just a couple of days later, with two more loaves and one more fish, and is quoted as saying,
“I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.” (Matthew 15:32—KJV).
At that point, Jesus lifted the bread toward heaven, broke the loaves, and thanked His Father for them — and then the distribution, complete with subsequent leftovers, commenced.
Probably the most amazing of all?
Jesus did this — in spite of not being up for re-election.
So, the next time you (or anyone) are tempted to think they “know” about Jesus and his motivations, in order to help illustrate a platform, think instead about knowing the One that knew us before we were even born (Romans 5:8).
Enjoy the fish, coach — but don’t take Satan’s bait.
Les Linz, Seymour