Jesus said things and did things that people didn't like because of lack of understanding and being short sighted. Disciples left him because of this. The road of the cross and seeking the will of the Father will sometimes mean that hard decisions are made, people walk away and grief will needed to be endured.
BUT, out of the agony and pain of the Cross comes the resurrection! And so we fix our eyes on Jesus and march boldly towards the Promised Land, forgetting what is behind and straining for what is ahead! And we do it as a community, and I offer my love to this person as a fellow part of that community.