Three Big Questions
Who is God?
What is the Gospel?
Who am I?
I’ll be spending the next 5 months focusing on these three big questions as part of the discipleship formation I’m engaging in the Renovaré Institute. I’ll be in online discussions, reading, writing, and finding creative ways to engage these three questions. These questions are foundational to our life as disciples. They cut to the heart of what we believe.
How would you start to answer them? Where would you look to find some answers? They are questions that, whether you are aware of them or not, we are answering every day. These questions that lurk behind our decisions and actions. They shape each of our days.
As a Catholic, I know the key place to look to find answers to these questions is Jesus Christ. The church teaches:
The truth is that only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light. For Adam, the first man, was a figure of Him Who was to come,(20) namely Christ the Lord. Christ, the final Adam, by the revelation of the mystery of the Father and His love, fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling clear. (Vatican II, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World #22).
Jesus reveals who God is. He reveals who we are. And Jesus comes to proclaim and make present the Good News of the Gospel.
I invite you to join me in looking to Jesus and seeking a deeper understanding of these three Big Questions.
- When you look at Jesus, what do you discover about who God is?
- What does Jesus teach you about who you are?
- And what is the Good News that Jesus brings?
Let’s explore these deep mysteries together. I’d love to hear what your think and what you have discovered.
Parish Pastoral Leader