Yesterday I posted a YouTube video as a reflection. It’s not something I’ve done very often or plan on doing that often but just wondered how it would go. Within an hour I met a lady in a local supermarket and she said “I was just listening to you” – then she said “watching”. She told me she had seen the clip and I thought maybe there’s something in this. So giving it another go today. Basing the clip again on today’s Gospel passage at Mass.
Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’