These clear statements...they must have rocked the disciples....Can you imagine hearing them for the first time...straight from Jesus's mouth? Not only does he reveal his nature...he revealed what it would be like without him ....darkness, hunger, thirst, want, loneliness, loss and death...that is what he changed for us. He rewrote our story. Thank you Jesus. Help me to seek you first, to turn to your voice and follow your path dearest Lord. Amen.