On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 20, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Are the teachings of Jesus hard to follow and understand? Or is it because we hear and see them through our worldly senses? Through our wants our desires? We refuse to listen to the Truth when it hampers our ‘needs’ our ‘happiness’.

If we were to listen to the flesh, will we able to accept that a loving God came down to lay down his life for us? To suffer at our hands? To save us? To heal us from blindness? Deafness? Brokenness? Paralysis? To wash our feet? To cook and have meals with us? To raise us up death? And now to feed us of Himself that we may have true life?

By our faith and through the Spirit of God we see that all things are possible with God.

So do we turn our backs on Him in our disbelief? Holding on only to what we can taste, see, touch and feel? Understand?

Or do we turn towards Him and declare as our beloved St Peter did “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Amen

GOSPEL
John 6:60–69

60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you that do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
66 After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. 67 Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

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