Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Reflection for June 19, 2016

How would you describe Jesus in a word or two?

by Sister Rose Jochmann

In Sunday's Gospel from Luke, Jesus first asks his disciples, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”  Then he went a step further and he asked them, “But, who do you say that I am?”  This is a question that was put to me during my annual retreat last August.  Here are some of my reflective responses to that question asking, "Who do I say Jesus is?”

I am sure Jesus is all this and infinitely more.  But it is important for each of us to reflect on who Jesus is for us.  So, what is your response to this question, “Who do you say that I am?”



Jesus is my brother.
The voice in my head.
The one I walk with every day.
My first love.
The one who gives meaning to each day.
Companion on my journey.
He wrote a book for me!!! The only Author who loves the reader!!

Jesus is my anchor. He never moves away from me. If I stray, He constantly pursues me to return.

Thanks, Rose, for posing this question to us. My answer to is: Pure love, wonder and fullness .

In JESUS, and in JESUS' question, I "see" and I hear the question posed in mirror-like fashion, as JESUS reflects to me my deepest [sense of] self: "Linda, who do people say that you are?" And I respond with all the 'words' that others use to define me, while my innermost self cries out, "But, You, JESUS, who do YOU say that I AM?" For I know, that is what matters most of all.


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