A Real Question. A Real Response.
Throughout the gospel Jesus asks important questions. Today he asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Next month we will hear the question, “What do you want me to do for you?” They were real questions asked of his first disciples. They are also real questions for us as we hear them proclaimed in our Eucharistic assembly. They are not mere rhetorical questions. They demand a response on our part.
Today Peter speaks for all of us when he responds, “You are the Christ.” The question and response format is meant to create a conversation, a dialogue between Christ and us. Our response comes from our experience of the Risen Christ in our lives. Our response is born of our relationship with Christ. Imagine Christ asking you today, “Who do you say that I am?” How would you respond?
Fr. Tom Krenik