6th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday 16th February, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Who is Jesus?” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do others say I am?”  More importantly He asked, “But, who do you say that I am?”  Ponder on, “Do we know Jesus personally and intimately, or is Jesus “abstract, distant and not relevant in our daily living?  If so, pray for the grace to know Jesus more personally.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 8:27-33

Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him, ‘John the Baptist, others Elijah, others again, one of the prophets.’

‘But you,’ he asked them, ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of man was destined to suffer grievously, and to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter tried to rebuke him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are thinking not as God thinks, but as human beings do.’