A QUESTION FOR ALL SEASONS

peter and jesusThis reflection is based on John 6:60-69.

Our gospel story has what I consider two of the most poignant questions in the entire Bible. Our Lord has just talked about one of his most controversial teachings: That we need to eat his flesh and drink his blood. Indeed a “shocking” teaching, a saying that is “hard to accept.” As he watches his followers depart, one by one, he turns to the Twelve and asks, “Do you also want to leave?”

Simon Peter’s response on behalf of the Twelve is also a question: “To whom shall we go?”

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