We are looking to build an icon that captures the essecence of one of Jesus Christ's more famous miracles; feeding the 5000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Jesus was teaching a crowd of over 5000 men and an uncounted number of women and children in a field on the outskirts of town. As the day progressed, the crowds became hungry and in need of food but since they were so far away from a town it was not practical for the crowds to go retrieve their own food. Jesus told his disciples to gather as much food as they could from the crowd and all that was available was 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish, supplied by a small boy. Jesus miraculously changed the 5 loaves and 2 fish into enough food to feed the entire crowd.
The meaning behind the 5 loaves 2 fish icon is to convey the inspiration that you can "feed the world" with very little. If you believe in Jesus, you can turn something small into something that can feed multitudes. However, we would like the Christian theme in this icon to bbe subtle and not to "in your face." The intent is to have the icon displayed so that a person who is familiar with the story will be inspired while simultaneously being vague enough that it is not offensive or immediately recognizable to a non-christian.
- Our (under construction) website URL is 5loaves-2fish.com
- Possibly use the Christian fish symbol as part of the icon (possibly as the "a" in loaves)
Good luck. Feel free to post questions.