John 6:66 – After this many of his disciples quit following him and did not accompany him any longer.
Many of his disciples quit following him. Is it better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all? Is it better to have followed Jesus for a little bit than to never have followed him at all? It was just too hard to follow you Jesus. I mean I tried for a little bit but then you started saying crazy things like eat my flesh and drink my blood. God many times asks his followers to do unusual things – wear a yoke, marry a prostitute, or walk around naked for three years. He might even say pick up your cross…
I respect the disciples that quit following him instead of pretending to carry their cross. Who will we be enslaved to?
John 6:63 – The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help!