Who do you say that I am? This is no doubt a question that we are familiar with from the gospels. Like most good teachers, Jesus starts with easier questions to build up to the challenging question. Who do people say . . . Does not require much personal commitment to answer such a question. It is simply an observation. But the personal answer — that indeed is important. The answer tells a lot about the relationship between Jesus and his disciples. How do you answer this question? There is no aspect of evangelizing that is more important than the answer to this question. So, who do you say that Jesus is?
Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on March 14, 2019.