Gospel: Lk 9:18-22
One day, when Jesus was praying alone, not far from his disciples, he asked them, “What do people say about me?” And they answered, “Some say, that you are John the Baptist; others say, that you are Elijah; and still others, that you are one of the prophets of old, risen from the dead.” Again Jesus asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” Then Jesus spoke to them, giving them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. And he added, “The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the law, and be put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life.”
Who do you say that I am? To answer the question of Jesus, all that is needed is to walk with him and find the answer along the way. The way of discipleship is to keep walking and allowing the Master to lead and allowing myself to be led. The invitation to come and see is not simply a personal affair with Jesus; it is to come and see with cosmic eyes! Pope Francis in Laudato Si brings this movement when he reflects on what is happening with the earth. Jesus’ humanity is intimately connected with the earth, with people and with his work. His relationship with the Divine is intertwined with everything he saw and touched.
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