No One Leaves

"Simon Peter answered him. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." (John, 6:68)

As the Master revealed new characteristics of His doctrine of love, His followers, who were then numerous, were penetrating a vast circle in the domains of responsibilities. Many of them, fearing the obligations that they felt corresponded to them, left discreetly from the sheltering dining room of Capernaum.

The Christ, meanwhile, conscious of the obligation of a divine order, far from violating the principles of liberty, reunited the small assembly that remained, and questioned the disciples:

"You do not want to leave too, do you?"

It was at this time that Peter emitted the wise response engraved forever in the Christian edifice.

Actually, whoever commences the spiritualization service with Jesus, will never again feel identical emotions afar from Him. The sublime experience may at times, be interrupted, but never annihilated. Being obliged on various occasions by impositions from the physical zone, the companion of the Gospel will undergo spiritual accidents, causing a slight halt, however, he will definitely not lose his way.

Whoever takes communion effectively in the banquet of Christian revelation, will not forget the loving Master who addressed the invitation.

For this reason Simon Peter asked respectfully:

"Lord, to whom shall we go?"

It is that the world is replete with philosophers, scientists, and reformers of all kinds, without a doubt respected in the advanced human concepts which they proclaim; however, in the majority of situations, they are no more than simple narrators of transitory words, reflecting on brief ephemeral past experiences. Jesus Christ, however, is the Savior of the souls and the Master of the hearts, and with Him we will encounter the routes of the eternal life.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 151.