Who do I say Jesus is? How do I allow Jesus’ truth and authority to build the foundation of my life?
As Peter said: Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. He is also a human person. While He walked the Earth, He was like us in every way except sin. He ate and drank, he laughed, cried, knew joy and sorrow, experienced the cowmanship of the disciple and the solitude of prayer to his Father. When He ascended back to His father in Heaven, He did so with His human body.
This means that we can have a personal relationship with Him. To me, Jesus comes to me in different ways, and always in the way that I need at that moment. Sometimes He is the older brother that offers me guidance and advice because no matter what I am going through, he has been there. Sometimes He is the eternal Word who speaks God’s word to me when I am reading scripture. He is also the food and drink that nourishes me when I receive Him in the Eucharist. At other times I find Him in others, when I minister to them or they minister to me.
St. Paul tells us that the Church is the body of Christ with Jesus as the head. This tells me that we are all one in Jesus, sharing in His love and the hope of resurrection.