Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
“Who do you say that I am (Mk 8:29)?” Christ asks this of his Apostles today in the Gospel, but he invites us to answer him as well. Who would we say that Jesus is? Would we be quick to act like Peter and call Jesus the Messiah, or would we even be able to answer the question? If we call Jesus the Messiah, how do we allow that to affect our lives? It should radically change us. We should want to have a close relationship with him. Our lives should be centered on Him. Do we desire that kind of relationship with him? If not, what is holding us back? Do we make time for the Lord outside of our Sunday obligation? We talk to our friends multiple times a week, but do we give that kind of love and respect to our Lord?
Reflection by Ryan, seminarian