The answer to Jesus' question, "Who do you say I am?" is in one sense relatively straightforward. As a Christian, I've made my decision to follow Jesus. So that's that then. Well... maybe not.
We are frequently blind to what is before us. At other times we see partially and don't probe deeper. Or we too readily accept common wisdom.
Jesus wisdom was uncommon. It required -and requires - a shift in thinking. It needs reflective learning and prayer to begin to fathom the depths.
The problem is that it's not just a one-off question. It's a daily question of commitment and priority. Having discovered Christ, we need to explore fully what it means and then apply it fully to our lives. It's a commitment to exploring a Christ-centred life.
The question is really - what is of ultimate importance to us?
God is of no importance
unless He is of supreme importance.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel