Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 8,27-33
Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, «Who do people say that I am?»
They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said to him in reply, “You are the Messiah.”
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.
He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”
Identity is what reminds you of your mission
1) Your story. It’s what nurtures your identity: Remember your history: – where you come from, your culture, your family, your language, Grandma’s food, those who fed you, those who took care of you when you were sick, those who suffered for you and those who had great hopes for you. Your story is a key element of your identity. Don’t lose your memory too fast…reflect and remember; look back and rediscover everything you have lived and everyone who has been with you.
2) Your outlook. This refers to where you’re goals are… what you want and where your are going. Set yourself small goals; daily and weekly to achieve a clear objective. You need to know what you want and how you feel about What you do and Why you do it.
3) Your dream: What you dreamed of in the past and what you are dreaming of at present. Dreams are important because they give us hope … Dreams also help to forge your story; your life. I encourage you to go back to your dreams. Do not be afraid to dream because dreaming can also solve things – just remember St Joseph, whose dreams solved great moments in the history of our salvation.
You are a Child of God…so look back at your life, your history… then look up and rekindle your dream.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
And don’t forget: Heaven is our goal!