We usually do not fully understand the most important things of life and the impulses of the heart can go beyond logic. Christian faith is certainly like that. How can we possibly understand the greatness of God’s love or the mystery of the Trinity?
In today’s Gospel some of the first disciples turned away because they wanted to understand Jesus instead of just entering into the mystery of a loving relationship with him.
They especially could not understand his teachings about him being the bread of life and inviting them to eat his body and drink his blood because that would imply that one would have to follow his other teachings. Who can follow him and forgive offenses again and again; or love your enemy; or give your life to save others; or die and rise again? It certainly didn’t sound logical.
How many times does each of us doubt divine logic? Have we too tried to accept Jesus just with our minds? Have we also let him into our hearts?
When you believe in someone else and enter into a loving relationship with that person, logic is not in play but faith is.
Jesus invites us to have faith in him.
Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC