June 29, 2018 Friday
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19
“Who do you say that I am?” (cf. Mt 16:15)
In today's gospel Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” (cf. Mt 16:13) They answered that some says He is John the Baptist, for others Elijah or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Then Jesus asked them who is He for them.
Who is Jesus for us? Our answer to this question depends on how we let Jesus work in our lives. It is a personal question. But this question isn't only about the identity of Jesus but also of our own identity. Who do we say Jesus is also identifies us.
In today’s gospel, Peter earned his identity as the rock on whom the Church is built as he believed that Jesus is the Son of God - surrendering his own will to Jesus, giving his commitment and declaring his faith to the One he follows.
Jesus invites us to be like Peter. May we give our commitment in knowing Jesus personally and knowing our identity as children of God.