One of the most important questions any of us can ask of Jesus is “Who is this?” Not, who do I want Him to be? Nor, what can He do for me?
“Who is this?” invites us to live in response to the reality of Jesus. To take a posture of humility and allow him to not just ﬁx the world we live in, but to ﬁx us. Not only to save the world out there, but to save us.
I would suggest that this is not a question we should ask only once, but it’s a question we should continue to ask throughout our life. This is an important aspect of faith. Without regularly asking this question, we can end up following a version of Jesus that was formed as an adolescent, or in a time of crisis, without understanding the beauty and complexity of Jesus. Without regularly asking “who is this?” we run the risk of not allowing ourselves to fully experience the life we could and should be living with Him.
As you read the gospels, consider, who is this that makes the blind see, the lame walk? Who is this that has compassion and oﬀers forgiveness? Who is this that challenges the religious status quo? Who is this who refuses to use power to be served, but chooses to serve? And who is this that would sacriﬁce himself so that we would know life?