“Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life” (John 6:26-27).
Many have adapted an “Americanized” understanding of Jesus, reducing him to a short-order cook that gives them what they want, when they want it. Once the realities of life strike, and it’s realized that Jesus isn’t their “Mister Fix-it,” the overwhelming majority fall away. A key to staying the course in the life of faith is to want more than you want right now. That is, hungering and laboring for that which far surpasses the temporal offerings that bring momentary satisfaction to our fleshly appetites. What are you hungering for right now? Want more than that!