64 But some of you do not believe me.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and he knew who would betray him.)

65 Then he said, “That is why I said that people can’t come to me unless the Father gives them to me.”

If you have faith that Jesus can do what he says he can do, this faith itself comes from God. You can’t come to God any other way than by Jesus. You can’t come to God through human effort. You can’t come to God through your intellect alone or your spiritually, how in tune you are to the mystery, you can’t come to God through your emotional experience. You come to God through Jesus. Then with confidence in Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, God comes to you.  God reveals himself in your intellect, your spirituality and your emotion.

This is not for everyone. Not everyone is open to Jesus. Once again, if you invite Jesus into your life, you accept his teaching. And one of his teachings is you can’t do faith alone.

We are called to follow Jesus as a community of those who follow Jesus. 


“I am spiritual; I am just not religious.”  What does this mean to you?

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