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Lord, to whom would we go?

As the disciples learned, sometimes Jesus’ and His Church’s teachings are hard. The solution isn’t to soften them. The solution is not to look for someone who twists Jesus’ teachings to suit our opinions. The solution is to change our lives to fit Christ’s and the Church’s guidance. That includes his tough words on the Eucharist, on marriage, on relationships, on suffering….

Should we seek out a religion that fits our lives, or should we instead seek out the religion that is true and change our lives to fit the truth?

After Christ’s gave his “hard teaching” in John 6, many disciples left Him. He asked those who remained, “Will you also go away?” St. Peter responded, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Embrace the truth, even when the truth hurts. The hurt is momentary and, in the long run, good for you.

 

—from Fr. Z’s blog post ASK FATHER: Marriage problem, bad confession experience train wreck 

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One comment on “Lord, to whom would we go?

  1. This prompted me to read the whole article. Quite interesting. I loved this line that you quoted. “Should we seek out a religion that fits our lives, or should we instead seek out the religion that is true and change our lives to fit the truth?” Now…..to get on with the parts of me that so need to be changed….

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