Admin Coco, Apologist
Are you familiar with this question: “Do you have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ?”
You will encounter this ABSURD question from a Protestant sect. At first, this question sounds really compelling. But did you know this is actually a misleading and false question? In fact, the question itself was not asked nor MENTIONED by our Lord Jesus! Jesus never said that the faith of his followers will only be based on their feelings and emotions.
Instead, Jesus says in John 14:23 “Those who love me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and my Father and I will come to them and live with them. In light of the teaching of Jesus Christ himself, it IS absolutely INSANE to say that feelings and emotions are bases for faith.
However, as Catholics do we have a relationship with Jesus Christ? Or rather, do we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
Let me answer that refuted question with a quote from a respected priest, Fr. William Casey,
“Every time I hear a televangelist emphasize a personal relationship with Christ, I thank God that I’m Catholic. For only here can I receive the Lord— body, blood, soul, and divinity. It doesn’t get much more personal than that.
Such a wonderful quote from a Priest and I totally agree with him the Communion in the Mass simply means “Having a close (personal) relationship with someone or something”.
If being a Christian is having a personal relationship with Jesus, then we Catholics are the ones who have or at least SHOULD have the closest personal relationship with Jesus through the Holy Eucharist when we receive him – body, blood, soul, and Divinity.
Now to my Protestant friends, what is your basis for asking that question? It’s unbiblical and untraditional. Where did you get it from?