Monday 29 June 2020

About Today Readings

Ss Peter & Paul

Acts 12:1-11. The Lord has set me free from all my fears – Psalm 33(34):2-9. 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18. Matthew 16:13-19.

‘Who do you say I am?’

In seven ‘I am …’ statements in St John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself to be the bread of life; the light of the world; the gate for the sheep; the good shepherd; the resurrection and the life; the way, the truth and the life; and the true vine. He is all of those things for us.

Seeking his disciples’ understanding of his person and his ministry, Jesus asks them, ‘Who do you say I am?’ This question is also addressed to me not just once but often throughout my life. Everything hinges on my response.

If I ask God the same question, I may expect to hear, ‘You are my beloved son or daughter’, hopefully also, ‘in whom I am well pleased’.

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