I don’t believe the timing of yesterday’s Gospel is coincidence.

We caught the tail end of the Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse, when Christ foretells of the Eucharistic sacrifice that will take place in a few days.

Christ’s teaching is a hard one for many people: “As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.

That passage is from John’s Gospel, Chapter 6, Verse 66. John 6:66, again not a coincidence.

But then, we see Christ turn to his apostles and ask, “Do you also want to leave?

Simon Peter answers, “Master, to whom shall we go?

Right now in our Church, many are questioning what to do – should we stay or leave? Should we switch churches or stop going all together?

But truly, we must ask ourselves – where else would we go?

Our best chance of making it through this crisis, of growing in sanctity, of reaching Heaven, is with Christ and His Church. It’s not Father So-and-So’s, it’s Christ’s. We are amidst a spiritual war, and our best chances of fighting evil is with Him.

That is what our faith offers us that no other church can. Christ present to us in the Eucharist. Body, blood, soul, and divinity.

Leaving Him, to whom else would we go?

 

Be the Men,

 

Mark

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