One of the most surprising of all New Testament passages comes near the beginning of the Gospel of John (6:60-69). In that passage, some the disciples, after hearing some "difficult" preaching from Jesus, "returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him."
Returned to their former way of life after having been with Jesus? It seems almost unbelievable. So many believers today would (literally) give our right arms to see and hear what the disciples saw and heard--to witness Jesus's astonishing miracles, and hear the carpenter from Nazareth spin out his parables, as he did in Galilee and Judea all those years ago.TAGGED: Catholics
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