Whenever you see a rainbow, it should remind you of God. Why? Check out today’s first reading from Genesis 9 to find out. In the Gospel reading from Mark 8, Jesus asks the disciples who people say that He is. He then asks, “But who do you say that I am?” After Peter replies, “You are the Christ,” the two of them have an interesting exchange.
Jesus begins speaking about how he would suffer, be killed and rise after three days. Peter rebukes Him. At this, Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Ouch.
This begs the question for us: how do we know if we’re thinking as God does? I think our human frailties often prevent us from this. But as we deepen our relationship with God through prayer, reading Scripture and learning about and participating in the Sacramental life, we’ll get better at it. After all, you can’t think like someone you don’t know.
Father, help us to grow ever closer to you, that we might think more like you. Amen.
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