Luke 9:18-22 Reflection ~
Bibles use different words of rebuke, sternly ordered, sharp criticism of Jesus telling the disciples not to disclose what he had to go through. Peter’s answer to the question of “who am I,” perhaps needs to be reflected on so that we come to Jesus the Messiah of God not for miracles but for the mystery of love. Jesus knew true love for the other is not without suffering. Do you silently share your suffering on the Cross? These moments help to discern if someone may need to hear you say Christ is Lord and love?
Luke 9 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Peter’s Declaration about Jesus
18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” 20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”
Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 9:18-22.