The First Prediction of the Passion

Mark 8:27-33

Jesus’ questions to the disciples are the concrete beginning of his revealing himself directly to his followers. The teachings and healings have led to Jesus asking who they think he is. Peter responds, on behalf of all, with a profession of faith. This exchange is followed by Jesus’ first prediction of what is ahead.

Prayer:  I am incapable of thinking or acting in any way other than human without your grace constantly pulling me away from sin.