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      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Walking Away
Last week, we hinted at the growing controversy over these hard sayings of Jesus. Today, we see a large number of disciples leave Jesus and return to their former way of life, no longer accompanying him.  It is good to read chapter 6 in its entirety. Beginning with the multiplication of loaves and fish, we are being led to “understand” the miracle in terms of the growing controversy over Jesus’ revelation as the “bread come down from heaven” where his flesh is real food and his blood real drink. Whoever eats this food will have eternal life.  
 
The miracle is not a problem as long as it is a “handout” where appetites are filled, but as soon as the discussion switches to a deeper hungering and a new, radical way of filling those deeper human longings with his life there is greater resistance. These  folks will accept the miracle, but only on their terms. The story of God’s intervention in human history has always been a surprise. At a certain point we must make a decision about whose “story” it is, God’s or our’s. In Christ, God has decided to become food, and this is His story. Like all food that sustains us, we come to the realization that in order for us to live something has to die. It is the nature of food to transfer life. As Christ gives us his life, he transfers his life to us. The saying “you are what you eat” has serious consequences for the disciple. His life, freely given, transfigures us into “other Christs.” As “other Christs”  we too must become life-sustaining food for others. What we receive we must now give. Jesus continues to challenge his disciples as he asks every generation, “Do you want to leave me too? Hopefully, like Peter, we will say, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life!”