In the Gospel Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" After listening to their responses, Jesus looks at them and asks, "Who do YOU say that I am?" This is THE question that we all must answer. It's not enough to say that we know about the Lord; we hope to be able to answer wholeheartedly that we know the Lord.
In today's readings we hear Moses and Jesus calling the people to fidelity. God gives us the Law in order to lead us to Himself. Whereas we may think that laws exist to hamper our freedom, God's law does just the opposite. Through the Law God gives us the freedom to choose the good. By loving God with all our mind, heart, and soul, and by loving our neighbor as ourselves, we imitate our Lord and thus grow in holiness. This is a message that the people in Moses' day and in Jesus' day needed to hear; a message that we need to hear and follow today. May we recommit ourselves to being faithful to God and to His commandments today and always.