Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041616.cfm
Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” How many believe they can elsewhere today? How many think that what Jesus asks us to do is too hard to live? How many left Him because He asked them to drink His blood and eat His flesh? Yet it is done every day in Masses throughout the world. Have you stayed with Jesus or found a false god to follow?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know of no other place to go. You have my heart and my life, thank you for giving me a true way to follow. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? Alleluia!