Who do you say that I am? What a fantastic question - not just to the disciples of Jesus' day but for us today, and not just about Jesus, but the Holy Spirit and God the Father as well. Who do you say they are? What forms your thoughts, beliefs and opinions around the Holy Trinity?
Fr. Scott Hurd offers some possible sources that we draw from when forming these image (from Ch. 16, When Faith Feels Fragile):
He goes on to say, "God invites us to grow in our understanding of who he is."
The moment I read this last statement I was drawn to the Scriptures - how in God's word there is no guessing who He is instead -- as much as our human brains can understand the things of God -- it is laid out before us just waiting for us to delve and discover. It was this very thought that was the premise behind my own book, Three Persons, One God: Growing in Relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For many years I feared and avoided God based on misinformation and misconceptions. I was, as St. Jerome states, ignorant of scripture and therefore ignorant of Christ - and God and the Holy Spirit (disclaimer on the St. Jerome quote...this was a complete a paraphrase and reworking for my own point making!) Regardless of how it is said the sentiment is true, without experiencing God in His own words, we are truly missing out on encountering or growing deeper in relationship with Him. My faith sharing book, helps people search the scriptures, traditions and Catechism of the Catholic Church, and reconcile our idea of who God is with a more accurate reflection of who He is - or at least a more in-depth image.
Other ways of strengthening this image, which will likewise strengthen our faith:
Fr. Hurd additionally recommends: