Daily Word Of God
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’
Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’
Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus’ question of “Who do you say that I am,” is still very appropriate and one that we should each reflect on and answer.
- Based on the way you practice your faith daily, can you answer Jesus like Peter saying, “You are the Christ the Son of the Living God”?
- Let us pray to God our Father to grant us the grace to live our life in a manner that witnesses powerfully that Jesus is truly the Son of God in our lives.