Who is Jesus? Scripture, reflection and prayer.
Mark 14:53-62 "They took Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes were assembled. Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, warming himself at the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council were looking for testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none. For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree.
Some stood up and gave false testimony against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” But even on this point their testimony did not agree. Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?” But he was silent and did not answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, “I am; and
‘you will see the Son of Man
seated at the right hand of the Power,’
and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’”
Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “Why do we still need witnesses?"
Reflection. Jesus once asked his followers the key question, "Who do you say I am?" Jesus knew who he is! Under pressure at his trial Jesus made it clear that he knew who he is! And, and this is really important, Jesus's enemies knew exactly what Jesus is claiming about himself. They went mad at Jesus's claim - that's what tearing of clothes means - extreme anger.
So, if Jesus is who He says he is, then the most important question still stands. Jesus asks, "Who do you say I am?"
What is your answer to the question? What is mine? Our answer is of eternal significance. Jesus changes everything.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, you are the Messiah, the Son of Man. You are Lord. Amen.