Peter's proclamation lives in us today
by Renae Bauer
Like a good teacher, Jesus doesn’t simply tell the disciples who He is; rather, He poses a question that challenges them to think about it. As we all know, Peter’s reply is God-inspired: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” In response, Jesus declares Peter to be blessed, the holder of the keys to heaven, and the rock on which the church will be built.
Are Peter’s words our words? Yes! As faithful followers, we, too, are to be keys that lead others to unlock the truth; we are to be rocks that strengthen the unshakable foundation of God’s love for us. Those rocks are our thoughts, words and actions. Consider the image below. What do you think Jesus is asking His disciples to think, say and do in His name?