It really takes a deep desire, loving relationship and complete trust to fully know Jesus.

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 17, 2022

In the past two gospel readings we saw Jesus’ healing miracles of blind, deaf and mute people. In the gospel reading today, we have the great revelation of who Jesus is. In today’s reading the spiritual eyes and ears of the apostles were opened and they can now see Jesus as the Messiah. Peter, verbalize it by saying, “You are the Christ”.

Jesus confirms Peter’s insight as a special revelation from God. “No mere man has revealed this to you, but my Heavenly Father.” But Peter found it difficult to accept Jesus’ prediction that he would become the Savior by his suffering and death. When he tried to discourage his master from the path of suffering and death, Jesus promptly corrected Peter telling him that his temptation was from Satan.

Just like the Kingdom of God. Jesus assured us that the kingdom is in our midst. Yet we do not fully experience it. We believe that Jesus is the Messiah but our total deliverance from all forms of evil is yet to be completed. He is here within our midst but the time to be totally be united with Him is yet to come.

It really takes a deep desire, loving relationship and complete trust to fully know Jesus. Let us experience Jesus as our Lord and Savior and surrender our lives to him. We just have to open our heart and He Himself will reveal What He wants us to know. Let us continue to pray for the gift of wisdom and understanding.


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