My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings. ~St. Isaac Jogues
Gospel Text: (LK 9:18-22)
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.
He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”
“But who do you say that I am?”
What is your response?
When we fail to answer this, is the problem ignorance or apathy?
Who is Jesus in your life?
The problem is that, like the disciples, we see only part of the picture, and that keeps us from imagining God’s huge, perfect plan. We think he is silent and inactive, but he is at work, just not always in the ways we are looking for.
Trust in his love and his wisdom!