And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
“You are the Christ.”
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.
There comes a time in the life of Faith, when one realizes the Truth of the fact — Jesus Christ is Lord.
We realize we can no longer live in fear, or in ignorance, or in sin; our lives are profoundly changed.
“A fountain of life is the mouth of the just, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. … Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a foul is imminent ruin. … The just man’s lips nourish many, but fools die for want of sense.” from Proverbs 10
“Meditate, then, at all times, on the things of God and speak the things of God, when you sit in your house. By house we can understand the Church, or the secret place within us, so that we are to speak within ourselves. Speak with prudence, so as to avoid falling into sin, as by excess of talking…. You speak along the way if yo speak in Christ, for Christ is the way.”
I’m often called, with readings like this, to think again upon the word ‘meditation’. It simply means to direct our thoughts towards a subject, which is easy enough to do. And turning our thoughts to Jesus Christ is an obvious source of activity for every Christian.
So, it’s good to remember that we are called to simple spiritual exercises throughout the day if we intend to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord. Directing our thoughts to Christ, to the mysteries and wisdom of Sacred Scripture, helps our words and actions to be filled with life. Our interior disposition is the largest key in the outward polish of our lives as Christians.