and just walk away

When we hit something hard (in school, at work, with life in general), it’s usually not very fun.  Often our first instinct is to avoid the hard parts.  Or to drop everything and just walk away. 

Sunday’s Gospel is John.  And it’s not your average reading from John.  It’s the first of four Sundays that focus in on some of the hardest stuff in John. 

It’s the start of the bread of life discourse.  Where Jesus calls Himself the bread of life.  And then goes on (in the upcoming weeks) to explain just what He means by that. 

People will get upset by what Jesus has to say.  So much so that they will grill Jesus about just what He means.  And Jesus’ answers?  After hearing them, some people will drop everything and just walk away. 

More on this tomorrow.