A Catholic Convert talks about faith and life

Finding the True Jesus

The four Gospel writersWho was Jesus?  That may seem like a simple question, but that was literally where I had to start.  All I knew about Jesus was that Christians said he was the son of God, he was crucified for our sins, and that he rose from the dead.  I really had no idea what that meant, and I hadn’t really spent any time trying to find out.  Sure, I had seen those “John 3:16” signs at enough sporting events over the years that I had actually looked it up.  “God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life”.  Here’s what I thought that meant – God is sitting around saying “wow, I really love the world.  I think I’ll send my son there so they can kill him”.  Since that made no sense to me, I just gave up on the whole thing. Continue reading