In Today’s Gospel readings Jesus is asking, “But who do you say, I am?” (Matthew 16:13-19) That got me to thinking, “Lord, Who Do You Say I Am?” I pictured myself, at the end of the day, Jesus sitting on my bed, answering this question. I will give a few answers He could say about me.
“Well today SR, you grumbled and complained.” “You got angry and upset at someone.” “You let the stress of your life today, throw you into fits.” “You had no faith in Me today.” “You let go of your peace.” “You let worry consume your very life.” ”You were prideful today.” As usual with me the list can go on and on.
What this reading is leading me to do, is take one thing at the beginning of the day, that I do not want Jesus saying about me at the end of it. Make up my mind that I am not going to hear those words coming out of His mouth to me, about myself. Work on it one day at a time, until that characteristic is no longer a part of me.
I think knowing that I am going to ask Jesus at the end of my day, “Lord who do You say I am,” will help me greatly in getting rid of it. To be truthful, “I just do not want to hear those answers about myself!”
Have a great weekend, will see you Monday, and God Bless, SR