Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Monday, September 14, 2015
Who am I to you?
"But who do you say that I am?"
I spent some time praying with yesterday's Gospel and this line jumped out at me; specifically, the word "you." I remember learning that, in Spanish, there is a plural word for you, "ustedes." Interesting, that in English "you" can be either singular or plural. This creates some confusion to the point that we have to make up a word for the plural you--like y'all or youse (yikes!) But, when I prayed with this, the word "you" was very singular. "But who do you, heidi ann gainan, say that I am?" Along with all people reading this Gospel yesterday, Jesus wanted my opinion! That's a bit heady! "Who am I to you, heidi?" And what is my response to Jesus? And how will this change my life? What will this look like as I open the door to my office in a little while? That is where the rubber meets the road for all of us, Friends. How we answer that question indicates how we bring Jesus to a waiting world. Who do YOU say Jesus is, this September Monday? And how will that affect your world this day? Love, heidi