You are the Christ, the Son of living God.
— St. Matthew 16:16

St. Peter confesses not just what Christ is (the Messiah), but who He is, confession which our Lord explains did not come from any earthly thing, from His Heavenly Father. Our knowledge and experience of who Jesus is becomes possible only by God's free gift of faith. Earthly realities cannot tells us about who Jesus is; since God wants us to know that, He makes it possible through the gift of faith. Faith is a very personal gift. We can receive only from the three Divine Persons, God, and it reveals these Persons to us more and more.


  • Pray an act of faith each day
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths that the holy Catholic Church teaches, because you have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
— An Act of Faith from the Handbook of Prayers