Throughout my prayers for today’s message a single phrase kept coming to mind.
The words of Peter to Jesus in today’s Gospel : “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
There have been many times in my life, times of difficulty and struggle, that I have found myself saying these same words. Sometimes it seems very much that life, and God, is not fair.
Sometimes what is being asked seems impossible! How can I do that?
What is the real nature of this God whose love also permits great suffering and pain?