Jesus really only offers us three choices as to who He is: liar, lunatic, or Lord.  He asks Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”(Matt 16:15).  Peter doesn’t call Him a good man, a teacher, a prophet; he doesn’t call Him a lunatic, either.  No, Peter calls Him the Messiah, the Son of God – Lord.


Fr. Mike Schmitz has some great teaching for us on this.  How do we know who Jesus is?  He tells us and then He proves it: