Reflection — September 1st
This passage speaks of Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ. But the passage begins with Jesus asking, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
Very often it is through the faith of others, and how they are towards us, that we come to know Jesus as Lord.
Augustine, although brought up a Catholic, lost his faith in adolescence. As a young man in his 20s he flirted with Manichaeism but after moving to Milan he encountered Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan of whom he wrote:
“That man of God received me as a father, and showed me an Episcopal kindness on my coming. Thenceforth I began to love
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