The Lord asks his disciples a very important question in today’s gospel reading from Matthew – “Who do you say that I am?” And good old Peter comes through – “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
The Lord asks us the same question Who do you say I am? But before we answer that question, we need to know who we are!
In one of his first interviews after the papal election, Pope Francis was asked the same question – Who is Jorge Mario Bergolio? His surprising answer – I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon. His response revealed that God had everything to do with who he was. And the same goes for us. In opening ourselves to the mercy of God’s love we are living as his beloved daughters and sons. Peter had to grow into becoming the kephas – the rock. And so it is for us. May we allow the Lord to help us become the best version of ourselves.