Friday, September 26, 2014
Reflection: Luke 9:18-22
Friday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 9:18-22
Today’s Gospel is extremely brief. It is only 3 verses. It opens with Jesus asking the apostles to tell him what people were saying about him. They told him the various things they had heard; some thought he was a prophet like John the Baptist. Others thought he may be one of the prophets from of old. Jesus listens to their answers. Then he pauses for a moment and asks them: “But who do you say that I am?” Immediately Peter blurts out an answer that came straight from his heart: “You are the Christ, the Christ of God.” He didn’t stop to think, he simply spoke what he believed!
If Jesus asked you this question, what would your response be? What would my response be? Are we able to express who Jesus is to us? Today may we take the time to reflect on Jesus’s question to Peter and to us! “Who do you say that I am?”