Thought for the Week | In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenges the crowd to see beyond the fulfilment of their material needs. The crowds have followed Jesus because they have been fed. They ought to be seeking out Jesus because he can give them eternal life. But the crowd cannot see beyond the surface of the sign Jesus gave in the feeding of the five thousand with the five loaves and two fish. In the bread that they have received from Jesus, they have received physical nourishment and also spiritual nourishment. Jesus wants the crowd to see beyond the surface to the One who provides true nourishment.