Are You Leaving?

To round out our week, I’ll continue onto the Gospel reading from Sunday. It seems that the theme of the day was to challenge us. In the Gospel, Jesus has just said that “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” and his followers – not the crowds, but his disciples – couldn’t take it, saying, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” and then they leave. Jesus turns to the Twelve and asks if they will leave as well. He doesn’t change what He said, but He lets them choose. We have plenty of those moments in our faith. What we are called to do can be hard. The way we are called to live can be hard. He will let us go, and He may even ask us if we want to leave, but it can be a moment of reaffirmation for us, knowing that “You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”  We may not quite understand it yet, but we can move forward with confidence and peace. (John 6:41-69)

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About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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