Jesus makes his claim to be the Christ. He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He is the one who has been foretold, the one sent by the Father to bring forgiveness and salvation.
In order to understand this, the disciples needed another gift - the gift of having their minds opened to understand the Scriptures so that they can see Jesus the Christ more clearly.
For reflection: Do I read all of the Bible so that I understand how Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets?
Let us pray. Jesus, I want to see you more clearly. Open my mind to understand the Scriptures.