The people experienced Jesus and His Miracles and wanted more. The people were fed by Jesus, quite literally with bread and fish, and wanted more. The people became great fans of this very unique “person” and wanted to experience more of the things that satisfied them. Jesus, however, as we see in all of the Gospel accounts, was (is) never interested in attracting people on their terms, but on HIS terms. BIG DIFFERENCE. The thousands of people of this passage wanted to see the show and fill their stomachs with good food. They wanted Jesus to work for them, to dance for them, and to serve them. Jesus had attracted a great crowd and had a fantastic opportunity to solidify a loyal cult following – and then he threw it all away by telling them the Truth. I encourage you to read further in this chapter of John. You will learn that just when Jesus has the makings of the first mega-church, He set in on a teaching that even His disciples found difficult to “swallow.” (pun intended) After He got their attention by telling them that He knew they were only there for the show – and then He said, paraphrased, “But you can’t have me on YOUR terms, only on MINE; and that means that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, YOU will have no part with ME.” The Truth is the Truth my brothers and sisters and we can’t change that. We can not have Jesus on our terms. When we focus on Him only in the context of what HE can do for US, the old cliché, “What would Jesus do” quickly becomes, “What would I LIKE Jesus to do.” #thenarrowpathistheTRUTH.