Saturday in the 3rd Week of Easter Joy

The “Bread of Life” discourse found in Saint John’s Gospel Chapter 6 is a critical moment for Jesus’ disciples. They need to choose: stay or go away. Peter gives the perfect response, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Peter stands for the church. The community of followers is formed in faith. Its members have come to believe, not because they understand, but because they made the decision to listen to Christ’s word and to act on it.

Following Jesus and accepting Him as Lord is very risky. No one can come to Jesus except through a grace granted by His heavenly Father.