“But who do you say I am?” (Mt 16:15) We all know the standard answer to “Who is Jesus?” Our Catechism gave us that answer. But the question posed today is quite different. The answer is related to the way in which I define my relationship with the person of Jesus. Someone once asked me, “What do you know of Jesus that you have not read in a book or heard someone speak about?” This question invites us to search our own experiences and articulate our very own personal relationship with Jesus. So, let’s hear the question Jesus asked of his disciples again, “But who do you say I am?” As Noel Davis writes in his poem, “Come the Time”: There comes the time for each of us to break out of who we have become our life a chrysalis inside now cramped for meaning and restless for the more dare we let go the known or cling on for dear life? Comes the time we pass a point of no return with memories erupting from our core life straining to open wide, its new wings in us our struggle to resist a betrayal of that deafening inner cry to fly….. Ahead – a way untried known deep inside with trust our only guide. READ: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/cotidie/2014/documents/papa-francesco-cotidie_20140220_who-i-am.html CONSIDER: http://www.discipleshare.net/curriculum/the-many-faces-of-jesus-or-who-do-you-say-that-i-am/ WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9fSxmiC9EE