Who are you? No, really – who are you? We can answer that question in all kinds of ways. Identity has always fascinated us. Who we think we are. Who others think we are. The person we are in certain places vs who we feel we have to be in other settings.
Jesus asks the disciples first - ‘Who do the people say I am’… they’ve had their ears open. They well know of the whispers in the streets, the talk in the hangouts in the villages. They respond, "John the Baptist…Elijah…one of the prophets.” We can hear just how wrong they are as the disciples call out those revered names.
Then Jesus pressed them further, "But who do YOU say I am?" This may very well be the key question for discipleship.