Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone. - John 6:15
We just read about the multiplication of the loaves. Jesus knew the people would want to make him some kind of king, so he withdrew to the mountain.
Well, he was a king. Christ the King, but he was not the kind of king they thought he was.
They knew he could perform miracles, but they did not know who he was.
They knew he could feed the multitudes, but they did not know what food he was talking about. They were not yet ready to know who Jesus was.
Are we ready to know Jesus?
Dear Lord, help us to be aware of the ways you feed us. Help us to recognize you in the breaking of the bread. Please increase our devotion to the Eucharist. Amen.