But who do you say that I am?

February 18, 2021

Deuteronomy 30:15–20 |Luke 9:18–25 | Psalm 1

Luke 9: 18-25

In The Gospel for my blog entry, Jesus asks his disciples two questions; “Who do the crowds say that I am?” and “But who do you say that I am?”. I am going to focus on the second question for this blog entry.

I have been brought up in St. Luke’s, I have been involved with the choir, the youth program, and I have been an acolyte. Even now, I think being an acolyte brought me closer to GOD than anything else. I have seen things as an acolyte that I could never have seen if I wasn’t serving on the altar. I have been able to see babies get baptized, young ones make their first communion, people of all ages get confirmed by the Bishop, and take part in a sunrise service on Easter morning. In all of those events I knew that GOD was there. I have become more involved with the church since my dad passed away in 2018 from colon cancer. It was at that time that I turned back to the church to help me get through all of the pain that I was feeling. So now I ask myself, ‘Who do I say Jesus is?’.

Well, if I look back to the books that I have read in the Adult Faith Formation classes, Jesus comes through with a lot of different titles. These titles range from Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. I feel that Jesus is all of these and more. HE was there when I was at my lowest point in my life. HE has always been there, I just had other things clouding my view. Jesus is what holds all of us at St. Luke’s together, he makes us be one big family, even if we are not relatives. Jesus had to ‘be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised’, so that we can be with HIM in Heaven and with all of our loved ones that have gone before us. Knowing that Jesus is always with me, I feel that I can overcome whatever challengers that I might be faced with in my life. Jesus is on my side; He will see me through.

David Clifton