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Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022216.cfm
When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Who do you say Jesus is? When Jesus asked them this question they did not have the knowledge that we have of the person of Jesus. Simon Peter was given the gift of knowledge by the Holy Spirit of who Jesus was and he was not afraid to speak it. Are you afraid to acknowledge Jesus in your life? Do you make room for Him in your life? If asked, would you be able to answer with Peter “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always stand with you in this world. You are the Christ, the Son of the living God and my Savior. Amen.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.