Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/092614.cfm
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.
He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”
Once again Jesus asks “who do you say that I am?” He wants us to each answer this question, openly and honestly. We need to identify who He is for us so that we can tell the world who He is. He was not ready yet in this passage for the world to know who He is – it was not His time yet. But now we must be ready to tell the world. Ready to reveal who He is to us and tell the world what He has done for us. Do not hesitate, He will give you the words.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the courage and strength to share your message with the world. More than ever, we need you Lord help me to tell my story, in Jesus’ name, Amen
Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!