Christ is Risen!
In the Gospel reading for the Monday of the week of the Samaritan Woman (John 6:56-69), we find the Lord's disciples (some of them) being scandalized by His teaching. What is this teaching that is so divisive?
St. John says about the unbelieving disciples above, "From that time many if His disciples went back and walked with Him no more." Unbelief leads to separation from God!
Jesus then asks His twelve,
It is St. Peter who speaks for the group. "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
A critical piece of the above - We BELIEVE and we KNOW.
Let us, like the Apostles, believe and know. For like them, we have seen, we are witnesses of our Lord's compassion, His mercy, His suffering, death and resurrection, and we have received the Heavenly Spirit confirming and fulfilling our faith.
Indeed, He is Risen!