United States Conference of Secular institutes


Jesus’ discourse on the bread of life became a deciding moment in the lives of his disciples. It was as if Jesus drew a line in the sand! We are told “many of them broke away and would not remain in his company any longer.” Jesus looked at the remaining twelve and asked: “Will you also leave?” But they replied: “To whom else shall we go; you have the words of eternal life.” Now what about our choices? In a day no one draws a line in the sand in front of us. Our real choices are much subtler than that. Life itself has a way of drawing a line in the sand, and the choices we make spell out to everyone our value system.