The story of Peter answering the universal question from Jesus in MT 16:13-20, “But who do you say that I am?” reminds Fr. Steven, our pastor, of a rude driver and his own less-than-perfect response. Notes Fr. Steven, we all must answer “Who do you say I am?” not just once, but “with every single thought we think, and every action we choose to make. Every word that comes forth from our mouths should help to answer that question.”
Not to punish us, but because He loves us so much, God is always watching. We are not perfect. However, Jesus loves us in spite of our faults. “You always have Jesus in your passenger seat,” says Fr. Steven. “You’re that important to Him.” Fr. Steven urges us to seize the “great opportunity”, remember that pivotal moment when Peter said yes to Jesus, and “look and sound so much like Him that people are attracted to Christ and His Church because of the people who proclaim themselves to be Christians.”
Click here or on the video above for Fr. Steven’s full August 23, 2014 homily via YouTube.