Today's Gospel reading is taken from Luke 9. Jesus told his disciples that he was going to suffer, be rejected and killed, and be raised. Than he told all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it." If Jesus were a pure man and not divine, this kind of talk just wouldn't make any sense, unless he was a lunatic or someone who just didn't know what he's saying. Then you read about him in all the Gospels and you just have to rule out that possibility. Now, if you believe that he was speaking as the true God, then after the first shock is over, you know that he's speaking the truth.
I am most grateful to the Lord for revealing himself and laying out his plan of eternal salvation for me so clearly. This is a tremendous blessing indeed.