From the Pastor’s desk . . .

From the Pastor’s desk . . .

Jesus poses a very interesting question to those accompanying Him on the journey. He first asked about what other people are saying or thinking about who He is. Then the direct question is asked: “But who do you say I am?” This is not only a question that Jesus asked St. Peter and the others, it is also one that we need to reflect on and answer for ourselves. We all know from the Catechism who Jesus is. Likewise, from our Religious Education, we can give an educated answer to His proper identity. I think, however, Jesus today is asking us to go deeper and beyond a simple definition. He wants us to know Him not from a book but from a personal experience. The only way that we can answer such a question is by spending time with our Lord in prayer and conversation. I encourage each of you to do just that this week. Make an effort to spend a few moments each day getting to know the Lord. Also, take advantage of the time we have on Friday and Saturday with Eucharistic Adoration. Perhaps, as you sit before the Lord present in the Host, You can think about your response to the question of His identity.

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