Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Eucharist. The Real Deal. Part 8

We continue in John Chapter six. "After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. Jesus said to the twelve, 'Will you also go away?' Simon Peter answered him, '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.'" (Jn 6:66-69) Why are some of his disciples leaving him? They have seen him do many miracles. One just the day before. They are leaving because of this crazy talk of eating his flesh and drinking his blood. These are his disciples! Followers of Jesus the Christ!
Take note that the disciples are leaving because they know Jesus is talking about literally eating his flesh. Jesus does not correct their error in understanding. Jesus does not say "hay comeback! You misunderstand me!" They understood correctly, so Christ let them leave.
When Jesus asked "the twelve" how did Peter respond? It was not with a confident "We got it Jesus! We understand it." No!!!! Not at all!! Peter and the others did not understand! "Where else do we have to go...?" Was pretty much his answer. That is not an answer of understanding. That's an answer saying "I have no clue how we're going to eat you're flesh. But because I believe you are God, I have no where else to go!"
Have you ever prayed like that? "God. I don't know how you're going to fix my marriage (or what ever) but I believe some how you will."
When Peter is talking and says "words of eternal life" the term "word" is not logos. It is another Greek words that means "the message" or "words of instruction"
Talk at ya Later

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