Saturday, November 3, 2012
Where did those who left Jesus go?
At school - classroom is being used so I can't get to the other journals for a few minutes.
At the Fishers of Men session this morning, we were talking about some of the harder, more provocative things Jesus said. I mentioned the fact that some of his followers left Him - especially when he talked about eating His flesh and drinking His blood.
But then I wondered out loud: What happened to those people?
Did they come back - like Peter?
Did they watch and linger on the fringe of the new movement but never came back?
Did they return to the Jewish - or whatever - faith they had been part of and remain there?
Did some of them become angry and openly oppose Christianity - maybe even helping with the persecution of it?
Did some of them get lost and give up on faith or religion?
There seems to be a potential story in there somewhere!
Pax et bonum