In today’s Gospel, Jesus offers us a choice of whether to believe in and follow him or to go our own separate ways. Some could not handle the teachings of Jesus and left. Peter said, Lord, you have the words of eternal life. There is no other way to go.

What is our choice? Do we walk away when the cross gets heavy? Do we say no, when we are asked to support the poor and needy while others are walking away? Do we go the extra mile when people around us have given up? Look to the Lord for guidance, He is the way, truth and the life. Look to the Lord for strength and courage as he showed when he carried the cross of our sinfulness. Look to the Lord for the stamina to love everyone as he died for all, saints and sinners. His words of eternal life will lead us home to him.