23 Sun Aug 2015
To whom shall we go?
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For 23 August 2015, 21st Sunday, based on John 6:60-69
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, â€œThis teaching is difficult; who can accept it?â€ But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, â€œDoes this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.â€ For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, â€œFor this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.â€ Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, â€œDo you also wish to go away?â€ Simon Peter answered him, â€œLord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
23 August 2015 @ 2:20 pm
Thank you for your words of wisdom…lovely, encouraging thoughts!