Daily Word Of God
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,’ they said ‘others Elijah, others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘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. And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, 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 remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way, but man’s.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus was recognized in Israel under different roles: e.g. one of the greatest of the prophets, John the Baptist, Elijah or Jeremiah. Peter professes that Jesus is truly the Christ.
- But who is Jesus to you? Is Jesus just a prophet in the past, but a miracle worker for your needs in the present? How deep is your faith in Jesus as Christ, the Son of the living God who offers us eternal life?
- Let us pray for the grace to accept Him totally and unconditionally as Saviour and Lord of our lives and daily living.