Kai Del Mundo, Little Whispers

Question & Answer

First Reading
HG 2:1-9

In the second year of King Darius,
on the twenty-first day of the seventh month,
the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
Tell this to the governor of Judah,
Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel,
and to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak,
and to the remnant of the people:

Who is left among you
that saw this house in its former glory?
And how do you see it now?
Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes?
But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD,
and take courage, Joshua, high priest, son of Jehozadak,
And take courage, all you people of the land,
says the LORD, and work!
For I am with you, says the LORD of hosts.
This is the pact that I made with you
when you came out of Egypt,
And my spirit continues in your midst;
do not fear!
For thus says the LORD of hosts:
One moment yet, a little while,
and I will shake the heavens and the earth,
the sea and the dry land.
I will shake all the nations,
and the treasures of all the nations will come in,
And I will fill this house with glory,
says the LORD of hosts.
Mine is the silver and mine the gold,
says the LORD of hosts.
Greater will be the future glory of this house
than the former, says the LORD of hosts;
And in this place I will give you peace,
says the LORD of hosts!

Responsorial Psalm
PS 43:1, 2, 3, 4
R. (5) Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.

Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight
against a faithless people;
from the deceitful and impious man rescue me.
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
For you, O God, are my strength.
Why do you keep me so far away?
Why must I go about in mourning,
with the enemy oppressing me?
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Send forth your light and your fidelity;
they shall lead me on
And bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Then will I go in to the altar of God,
the God of my gladness and joy;
Then will I give you thanks upon the harp,
O God, my God!
R. Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.

LK 9:18-22

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”


“And he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, ‘The Christ of God.'” (Luke 9:20)

Have you ever experienced looking away from your professor for fear that he might call you during graded recitation? Have you ever experienced being put on the spot? Well, I experienced this few years ago when my teacher unexpectedly called me in front of the class to answer a question and my thoughts were totally scattered. I was speechless and wasn’t able to answer correctly. I felt terrible and I hated that feeling.

In our Gospel today, Jesus was talking to His disciples and asked them what do they think of Him. They had different opinions, different answers. But Peter, quickly answered that “Jesus is the Christ of God.”

Now I ask you, if you were in their position, what would your answer be? Crucial question, isn’t it? Some of you, like me, may be once again, speechless.

Who is Jesus for you? Knowing Jesus is a process of personal discovery. To get to know someone, you must spend time with him/her. Just like with our relationship with Jesus, we also need to spend time with Him through daily prayer time and to get to know Him more through reading the Word. Friends, today’s Gospel is a reminder of who Jesus is in our life. We can experience Jesus daily, through our victories and through our weaknesses. And it is through these encounters that we get to know Him more deeply and be able to answer His question just like Peter did.

Thank You Jesus for this great reminder to never stop building our relationship with You. Help us also and use us as Your instruments so we can bring more people closer to You, especially who don’t know You yet. Amen.


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