This Teaching is Hard
In the scriptures, Jesus teaches and says some things that can be hard for us to accept. We can sometimes run the risk of making Jesus into our own image, emphasizing the things we like and ignoring the things that challenge us. But Jesus is not a caricature. He is a person. It is important that we be obedient and humble when we come face to face with some of these “hard teachings.” Ultimately, we can be confident in knowing that God loves us, that Jesus came to save us, and that we will be given the grace necessary to embrace these hard but beautiful truths.
"Then his disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?’ He said in reply, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides. If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.’"