Church of England Diocese of Birmingham Curdworth

Notes from the Rectory

24 Jul 2021, 8 p.m.

Nobody said that being a Christian was easy! The disciples cautioned Jesus, saying that the people were finding his teachings too difficult and a lot of them decided they couldn’t follow him any more and left. Jesus asked the twelve disciples if they wanted to leave, but Peter was the spokesperson who said, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’ They may not have understood or accepted everything Jesus taught, but the knowledge they had – that Jesus was the Holy One of God – was sufficient for them to believe, trust and continue to learn.

We don’t have to know everything or understand everything, but we should always be prepared to continue to ask questions and to learn about our faith. There will always be new understanding and different ways of perceiving and this is the way that our faith will stay living, changing, growing and relevant.