Parents frequently use that line. “Eat your broccoli… it’s for your own good.” Of course, sometimes it is more serious, “Yes the shot will hurt, but it’s for your own good.” Or, “I know the dentist isn’t fun, and it might even hurt. But it’s for your own good.” As a child I never believed it; as a parent I used it. And I doubt if my kids believed it.
But imagine, if you can, that after spending 3 years walking with Jesus, He said he was going to leave, and “it was for your own good.” How would you respond? And how could it possibly be “for your own good?” We’ll find out Sunday!