Hagg.2:1-9, Ps.43, Lk.9: 18-22.
In the Gospel, Jesus asked his disciples two questions; “who do people say I am?” And “Who do you say I am?” This event took place while Jesus and the Apostles were at prayer. In the first case, they gave Jesus revelations that came from flesh and blood. In the second case, Peter divinely inspired spoke up saying; “You are the Christ”. Beloved, Peter spoke up because he was inspired! We cannot know Jesus without an encounter in prayer. We may have a perfect account of what others have said about Jesus but if we don’t spend time in prayer our knowledge of Jesus will not go beyond flesh and blood.
LET US PRAY
Look upon us, O God, Creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you With all our heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.
Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai