Who Do You Say I Am?

by: Tessa Rodgers

The Jesus I know

In a more spritual sence of this question I have always thought of Jesus as the part of God that tries to connect with us the most. I think I think of him like this because he has been to earth and has been with hummans. Knowing that someone else has gone through the same thing that you have is very comforting, but knowing that God has felt the same thing that you felt and knows what you are going through is so comforting. This makes it so much easier for me to go to Jesus with my problems because he might have experienced the same exact thing or at least get where I am coming from. When ever I have a hard struggle I always pray to Jesus and ask him to help me. It is so relieving to know that Jesus knows what I have been through and loves me and is willing to help me and go through my struggles with me. When people ask me who Jesus is I say that he is the Son of God fully human thats knows everything you have thought and done and he still loves you so much that what ever you are going through big or small he wants to help you get through it. I physically see Jesus as w strong young man that always has a welcoming smile that almost makes him look glowing.


When I read the footnotes of this passage I realized that there are two versions of this story and the one we read had aa lot more connections to other scripture writtings. I also realized that Jesus does not ask “who do people say I am,” he asks “Who do people say the Son of man is.” This makes the response “John the Baptist, Apostles...” make a lot more sense. After reading this gospel in more depth I understand it a lot more. In the footnotes it points out how in this wording the gospel says “the Son of the living God,” and I think that this wording is very important because it shows that Jesus never tried to replace God. Lastly when I read a analyses of this reading I found out that Peter did not necessarily say everything but since he was one of the main apostles and the “Rock” of the church he took the position of representing all of the apostles in this reading.

I realized how connected everything is and tha Jesus has exsisted sence the beginng of time. The footnotes help me to see how connected Jesus is with us how he cares about what other people think about him just like we do.

In the beginning

Isaiah 7:14 Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel


I love this passage because it was written so early in the Old Testement and it shows how connected the trinity are. It also Shows that Jesus has been around forever and that God has had a plan to have Jesus save us sence the beginng of time God was just waiting for the perfect time.

Ask and receive

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


I like this quote because it shows that Jesus wants to help us all. This also just continues to spread his love.

Restless-Audrey Assad

Citations

Isaiah. The Catholic Study Bible. 2nd Vers. New York: Oxford, n.d. Print.

Matthew. The Catholic Study Bible. 2nd Vers. New York: Oxford, n.d. Print.