“Who do you say that I am?” Peter responded boldly, “You are the Messiah.” These words become the launching pad of our faith.
We meet and need Jesus especially on our dark days when we have been rebuked by life. And then what a joy it is to discover He’s there for us, surprising us in our daily lives and lifting us to a new and deeper experience of who He is!
When your friends ask you about your faith and who you think Jesus is, how do you respond? Are you and your family walking with him on your own faithful journey? Discuss these questions when you have time together.
I pray you and your family come to know and love Jesus deeply. I encourage you to pray together as a family:
Lord, help us to know
that you are the center of our home.
Your daily presence in prayer fills us with joy,
renews our spirit and gives us hope of eternal life.
Stay with us, Lord, always.
For additional reading: Mark 8:27-33, Peter’s Confession About Jesus
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.