Bible Text: “Who do you say that I am? You are the Messiah of God”. Luke 9. 18-22
In today’s reading, Jesus was praying in solitude and his disciples were there with him. After a time, Jesus turned to his disciples and asked: “Who do the people say that I am?” Clearly Jesus wanted some feedback from the disciples how far they know Him. They said in reply: “Some say you are John the Baptist. Others believe you are Elijah or one of the ancient prophets who has arisen.” Jesus then asked: “But who do you say that I am?”
Jesus doesn’t want us simply to believe in him. Jesus desires a personal relationship with each of us. He wants to be the centre of our lives. Is this what we desire? Or is Jesus just a figure in the Gospels for us? Have we opened the door of our hearts to him? Only we can make this choice. What will we choose today? Jesus is waiting!
Jesus asks each of us the same question: “Who do you say that I am?” Take this question in the silence of your hearts and seriously ask yourself: who is Jesus to me? Who is Jesus for me now? How does his presence impact my life?