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Luke 9, 18-22

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano
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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9, 18-22

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

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Who am I?

1) Prayer. Luke really emphasises the importance of prayer. In your life and in your day, set aside a time to talk with Jesus. Do not make any decision without praying and speaking with God first. That private moment with God is important in order to have light in your day and in your most crucial moments. Prayer is your soul’s breathing center. Do not stop fighting and do not be discouraged. Remember, prayer is your strength.

2) Who are you? Today, I would like to look at this question from a more introspective view. Who are you and where are you going? Do you identify yourself with Jesus? Where is your life going? Answering these questions will tell you who God is in your life. Selfishness or narcissism can lead you to believe you are something you are not or maintain an image of yourself that is not realistic. It is necessary to look at yourself and answer this question. Do not be surprised when you look in the mirror and say to yourself, “Oh, what have I become?” or “But I was not like this before.”

3) Accept life. Jesus knows how much it will cost Him and the price of redemption. He does not shrink from what He will have to face, He knows what His path is and that with it, He will give us freedom. He knows He must go through it all in order to redeem us, to defeat death for us to resurrect and have life. A university student knows that he must pass many exams if he wants to enjoy his profession later. If you want to enjoy life, you have to know that there will be decisive moments of renunciation and of accepting things as they are. For you cannot redeem what you do not accept.

God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Always remember Heaven is our goal.

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