Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” —Mark 8:27-29, NIV
“Interpretations of Jesus are fraught with bias. He’s a powerful figure whom people want on their sides—and they’re willing to re-create him in their image to enlist his support. Animal rights activists imagine a vegetarian Jesus. New Agers make him an example of finding god within. And radical feminists strip him of divinity so that Christianity doesn’t appear sexist. Frankly, it’s hard to escape the feeling that our culture has taken Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and changed it to ‘Who do you want me to be?'”
—Robert Bowman, Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski, Putting Jesus in His Place
Now it’s your turn. Who do you say Jesus is?
I always welcome your comments.