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I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.…All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

—Jesus (John 6:35-40)

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Quite so.

I think our age and culture of (competing) grocery stores that look like warehouses, aisle upon aisle and row upon row stocked with any food we can imagine (and many we wouldn't have) from anywhere in the world, and countless restaurants serving any kind of food in any time frame or price range has desensitized us to the bare essentials of understanding God in relation to food. We simply don't understand the weight of feeding 5,000 (plus women and children), providing daily bread, and inviting us to commune with Him and feast on Him at His table.

We've outsourced Him in so many respects, even though that's only an illusion.