Sunday, March 01, 2020

In their own words. Day 5

Day 5 - John 6.68

Simon Peter answered Jesus, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Jesus has just fed a crowd of 5000 on five loaves and two fishes. People are understandably very keen to follow him. Who knows what he will produce next? But when he starts saying that he himself is the “Bread of life”, the food people really need, many are confused, or even revolted, and opposition to him starts to mount. What can he mean?
Jesus asks his closest disciples if they too will leave him. Peter’s answer shows that already he has realised that, whether or not he can understand Jesus’ words and actions, they have a life-giving power which has touched him for good. He can’t just walk away.

·         The fact that you are reading these reflections indicates that there is something that draws you to Jesus, whatever your level of faith or doubt, and whether you would call yourself a Christian or not. What is it that draws you to him? What makes you feel that it is worth trying to find out more about him?

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