By the sound of this week’s Gospel, some of the Apostles still weren’t sure who they thought Jesus was, even though they had been traveling with Him for a while.
Personally, I find this very encouraging! The Apostles still had questions after seeing Jesus’ miracles, hearing Him speak, and witnessing all the wonders surrounding Him, but Jesus didn’t tell them off saying “you should know who I am by now!” Instead, He quietly keeps doing His Father’s work, and lets the Apostles come to know Him at their own speed.
We’re all on a journey of faith to learn who Jesus is, and different stages in our life will reveal more of Him to us. Who is Jesus to you today? Who did you think Jesus was when you were younger? If a friend asked you, “who is Jesus?” what would you say?
The “Good News” or the Gospel is the core of what believe and live out as Catholics. We can’t possibly be saints without knowing the Gospel, being transformed by it, and living it out. However, many Catholics struggle to put words around what the Gospel is.