“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35)
When Jesus had fed the large crowd of 5,000 people with the help of his disciples, the news must have traveled fast among the villagers in the district. They wanted to meet up with this kind and generous man who was able to provide the necessities of life; they wanted to hear also what he had to say. So many jumped into boats and crossed to Capernaum look for him. What was their real motive in looking for Jesus? Did they want to test him or to see what they could get out of him?Jesus is aware of this and tells them that he knows they only followed him because they thought that he could provide people with food to nourish their bodies.
What do I most hunger and thirst for in life? Do I really wish to be nourished in the Eucharist so as to go out and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel?