Sunday's selection ends with Saint Peter asking the question. As usual, Peter speaks for the group: “Lord, to whom can we go?”
Another great question. If we wish to go away, to whom are we going to go? Where will we go? What destination offers more hope than the place we’re at? What person offers answers that are more meaningful than those we get from Jesus?
So Peter says, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Sometimes it’s hard to know when we’ve got it so good. Peter understood. He wasn’t going — not yet, anyway. Later, he lost his nerve. For now, he was staying the course.
Jesus has the words of eternal life. In him we have shelter for the soul.