Who do You Say I Am?

“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” asks Jesus of his disciples in today’s Gospel from Matthew. They give various answers – John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the other prophets. Then Jesus asks the $64 million question: “But who do you say I am?”

That is a question Jesus puts to each of us. What do you say when Jesus asks you, “Who do you say I am?” It would make a good prayer exercise for today to reflect a bit on who exactly Jesus is for you. Simple question, but one we need to be able to answer for ourselves and for Jesus.

[Update: I just saw that my friend Beth posted her answer to the Gospel question on Journey last night. See here for her reflection.]

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