Mark 8:14-21

Jesus tells the disciples, “Keep your eyes open!” The disciples struggle to recognize and acknowledge who Jesus is: that He is the Son of God, the Messiah.

Similarly, we often struggle to recognize the face of Jesus in those around us. In this Gospel passage, we see a glimmer of hope in their understanding who Jesus is. We see the disciples growing in their faith.

One of the challenges of being a Christian is to see the face of Jesus in others. Today, may the light of Jesus take away any blindness so that we can recognize the face of Jesus in everyone we meet.