All posts tagged: Jesus feeds the 5000

Mustard Seed Faith and Fish Sarnies for Lunch

The understated, two-tiered fountain is a familiar part of my home city’s CBD streetscape. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve walked past it. We wind our way by en route to the best lolly shop in town. My son likes to sprint around it in giddy glee as I stand in the sun nearby, letting him run off some energy. We have peered into the water, looking for coins and other treasure. We have laughed at bubbles foaming from its brim the day after some teenager tried that familiar gag with the dishwashing liquid. The historic little fountain in Launceston’s Quadrant Mall is so much a part of the furniture to a local that it almost disappears. So, when I strolled past it for the umpteenth time, a stone’s throw from the deli, just beyond the optometrist and the florist, on my way to the gift shop, it was same old, same old. Until I looked up. Right at the top of that modest little fountain is a bronze statue of a boy …