Jesus declared himself to be the Son of God. That he was. He also declared that he was the “way, the truth, and the life.” He made many declarations about himself and his mission, declarations that made people mad. But none of the things he said were quite as offensive as him telling the people to eat his flesh and drink his blood. We’ll see today that his words to this effect caused many of his disciples to turn away and stop following him.
Christianity is not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of people who have come to Christ, legitimately so, and never progressed beyond saving faith because discipleship is so hard. But nothing worth obtaining comes easy, does it? I think discipleship is worth working for. It’s worth the time, effort, etc. As far as eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood, it’s part of the package. Now we just need to know what he means by it.