When Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” he is inviting them into a spiritual self-discovery that leads to personal change. The moment we claim Jesus as Lord we recognize our relationship to the Messiah and declare our allegiance to follow where he leads.
In John’s Gospel we hear Jesus state that he is “I AM” not once but twice. These words echo back to the time of Moses, who was told by God that “I AM” is his name. Let us be clear: Jesus is Lord, the 2nd Person of the Trinity whose divinity will be fully revealed when we stand before him at the end of time. May we live accordingly!
When we say “Jesus is Lord” we claim Him as the center and priority of our lives. May we constantly examine our hearts, looking for anything that is not worthy of God’s grace as we continuously re-orient our lives to Christ.