Today St. Paul says something marvelous about God: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” Depth is a dimension of space. Swimmers always dive into the deep end of a pool. Astronauts explore the depths of outer space. St. Paul is helping us to appreciate the boundless depth of the things of God. No one and nothing can compare with this divine depth.
In the gospel today Jesus asks his first disciples and us a probing question: “Who do you say that I am?” This question is meant to have us go deep and reflect on our relational experience of Christ and respond from a place of depth. A surface or shallow response will not do. Engaging with Jesus’ question helps us appreciate the depth of God’s gracious presence and action in lives.
Spend some time reflecting on the depth of the things of God. How does the question of Jesus help you to go deep?