3rd Week of Easter

People could easily picture manna in the desert as bread from heaven. They could easily see the multiplication of loaves and fish as miraculous. Although hunger returned, it still made sense to go looking for Jesus. Presented with the promise of His flesh as the Bread of life, however, many found it too hard to swallow. Words He spoke as Spirit and life didn’t reach them because they decided they had heard enough. The Twelve stayed. Even if they didn’t understand everything that Jesus taught, they could not walk away from believing. As His followers, we believe in the Lord’s promise not to reject anyone who comes to Him. When we feel overburdened, underqualified, or unwilling to help others in need, have we turned away from the grace of the Spirit we need?