“‘The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life’ … From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” John 6:63, 66
Jesus’ teaching is too much for many, then and now. They take Jesus’ words literally and don’t comprehend the spiritual realities behind his words. If we desire to understand, we continue with Jesus trusting that meaning will become clear over time as we learn to live according to his ways. He has “the words of eternal life” (v.68).