I still dream about the bread I used to eat in Italy. Crunchy. Hearty. Nutritious. I have never truly appreciated Wonder Bread.
The crowd was hungry, and this was a test. The disciples tried to figure out how to meet such a big need with limited resources. They had no idea what Jesus was about to do. The people were looking for some handouts. They wanted Jesus to be their king. They knew what they wanted.
Jesus was about to surprise everyone. He reminded them that he had come to offer full hearts, not full stomachs. Then he left.