We have been sharing the essence of listening to the Word of God. We began with reflecting on LISTENING, then we moved on to reflecting the words of Jesus - "Eph'phata - Be Opened." Today, my dear friends, we are confronted with one of the most important questions that Jesus asked: "Who do you say I am?" It has been said by the wise men and women of the past that the most important journey that we should make is the inner journey towards the center of our selves where we will truly know who we are.
Without any doubt, when Jesus asked the question, He wants a straight answer from the people who say they LOVE Him. Peter answered the question for us ... Jesus looked Him in the eye - "You are the Christ," was Peter's words.
When Peter made the revelation that Jesus is the Christ, he knows that his revelation comes with great responsibility of living his faith in Christ. Our knowledge of Jesus has an accompanying mission to live our faith all the way whatever it costs us. Faith plus good work is what believing on Jesus is all about. Here at Saint Mark, we hope to nurture that faith we share with one another. We hope to become like Peter, ready to stand up and profess our knowledge of Christ no matter what.
When you will be asked again by Jesus, "Who do you say I am?" Go into your heart and search for the answer. It is there. You just have to look deeper. Amen.