The temptation to forsake the Lord is not limited to one generation or a particular group of people. When Jesus told the people that he was the bread of life, and that in order to have life they should share his body and blood, some could not accept that. Some rejected him right from the beginning. Others found his teaching hard to accept and therefore, went away.
In the gospel, Jn. 6:60-69, Jesus is faced with a situation where people are losing confidence in him. He then says further, “not only I am the bread came down from heaven (v.38), but I am also going to ascend to where I was before (v.62). Nothing to be surprised that some of his followers returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. But not all. Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter had the insight to say, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Do you agree with him?
Faith in Jesus asks us to serve God first. We have to affirm our commitment to God every day because every day we are challenged to prove our faith in Jesus. Whenever we give importance to our pride, money or pleasure more than Jesus, we are serving idols. Today we join Joshua and the Apostles and say, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”