Jesus knew the people needed to be fed. He knew they hungered for something that earthly food could not provide. He loved us so much he died so that we might partake in the spiritual food of everlasting life.
One more thing: It's the season of first communions. What a blessed and holy time for our young people. Watching my daughter go through her sacramental preparation reminds me not to take the Eucharist for granted. It reminds me to always work for the food that endures for eternal life. The food which Christ provides for me.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son to save us and nourish us. Help me to pass along my belief in him to my children, so that they may accomplish your works. Bless all the first communicants this Easter season, with a fire for the Eucharist. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.