THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
SOME DO NOT BELIEVE
Today’s gospel: John 6:60-69
Many, who are already Christians, cannot accept the hard teachings
of the gospel. “Then many of his disciples who were
listening said, ‘This saying is hard; who can accept
The call to self-denial and not to be self-referential.
call to embrace the cross and eschew the prosperity gospel.
call to do really massive evangelization, such as reaching
10 million lapsed Catholics with the gospel in 7 years.
Jesus says, “It is the spirit that gives life, while
the flesh is of no avail. (v.63a). But there are those who
still indulge in the flesh, not with obvious works such as
impurity and licentiousness, but with perhaps less obvious
works of the flesh such as dissensions and factions (see Gal
5:19-20). When a community cannot move forward in the one
vision and mission as enunciated by its leader, then it is
in trouble. When brethren in a community will not wholeheartedly
accept the directions of its founder, then it cannot fully
carry on with the work he, and they, are tasked to do. “But
there are some of you who do not believe.” (v.64a).
of belief can even lead to betrayal (v.64b). We already experienced
this in 2007.
said, “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and
life.” (v.63b). I would like to believe I speak in the
same way to my brethren in CFC-FFL.