John Kavanaugh, SJ
Moses spoke of another bread. It would not fill the stomach like the diet of Egypt’s fleshpots. It would be manna from heaven, God’s promise, sheer gift, always there like snow on the ground.
John J. Pilch
People come looking for Jesus but for the wrong reason: they don’t want to miss out if he is going to offer more to eat. Given the subsistence diet on which first century peasants lived, one might say Jesus was very insensitive to scold them.