Jesus asks Peter, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”
This is a defining question posed to every generation and culture. Jesus was not just speaking to Peter. Each successive generation of Christians must give their own answer to Jesus’ frank inquiry. Who do we say Jesus is? Our answer cannot be drawn from what others are saying about Jesus or what our parents taught us about Him. We must stare Jesus in the face and offer our own response.
(from A Faith of Our Own)