Tuesday, 18 September 2018

What a question!

So, when Jesus asked his disciples 'Who do the people say I am?' (Mark 8) it was a real question, but not a truly personal one. It meant they had to give an answer to some of the rumours they had heard - sharing the 'word on the street' is a non-threatening response to Jesus' question. HOWEVER, in true Jesus style, he follows up with an even tougher question - this time it is one that is deeply personal.
Who do YOU say I am?
Oops. No ducking and diving this one. Now we have to give our own answer. Now we have to dig deep and come up with the goods.
So, what is your answer?

In a response to this passage Debbie Thomas writes some insightful words:

“Who do you say that I am?” he asks next, looking at each disciple in turn.  Meaning: forget about other people’s theologies and interpretations.  Put aside tradition and creed, valuable as they are, and consider the life we have lived together thus far.  
The bread we’ve broken, 
the miles we’ve walked, 
the burdens we’ve carried, 
the tears we’ve shed, 
the laughter we’ve shared. 
Who am I to you?" 

What a Question to spend today thinking about!

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