60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you?” (John 6:60-61)
If you think you don’t like “the Church” because of Christians… just wait until you actually meet Jesus.
He really doesn’t care about your other motivations for hanging around him… he WILL go after your core motivations. And when that time comes, it will not be entirely pleasant. John 6 isn’t about “attracting” people. It’s about weeding out weak excuses.
Yet, the invitation really is to “come and see.” Explore who Jesus really is. It won’t happen in a moment. It will take a bit of a journey. And remember… at some point, HE will “offend” you. And you won’t have any “safe place” to go.
In John 6, some actually pushed through what Jesus was saying and held on for the rest of the ride. Most, however, took the exit.