"But what about you? He asked. Who do you think I am?" (Luke, 9:20)
In worldly discussions, there shall always be writers and scientists ready to challenge the Master, in their pattern of pure intellectual impressions under the itching of human presumption.
But those friends did not have contact with the soul of the Gospel. They did not go beyond the academic circles, nor, did they risk conventional titles in a dispassionate excursion through the divine revelation; therefore, they will naturally continue to be fooled by their vanity, by their prejudice or by the fear that are typical to the transitory manner of being, until they are moved by the personal experiences encountered on the paths of eternal life.
Meanwhile, in the intimacy of the sincere and faithful students, the question asked by Jesus takes on singular importance.
Each one of us should have our own personal opinion, relative to the wisdom and to the mercy with which we have been blessed.
Vain conversations regarding the Christ fit in, solely, with those disoriented spirits on the road of life. But we are obliged to give testimony regarding our intimate relationship with the Lord, as we are direct possessors of His infinite mercy. Let us meditate and renew our aspirations in His Gospel of Love, recognizing perfectly well the inappropriate mutual appeals made with regards to the Master. The sublime question comes to each one of us from Him, and we should all know Him in order to incorporate Him in our daily tasks.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 161.