The Fifth Sunday in Lent. Lent is a period of preparation and repentance and is represented by the color purple.
Jesus was a man on a mission. He stayed on the narrow road even though it meant sacrifice, and he expected his followers to do likewise. Still, at the end of the day, there was grace and forgiveness.
Who knew this would be so hard? Will my journey with Jesus make any difference 100 years from now? Maybe I should call this off right now and catch a ride back into town.
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them[a]?”
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
John 6: 66-69
66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
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