Editor’s Note: Can you see the truth through the Religion vs. Jesus debate? We’re praying for you as you talk about this issue and the viral video with your friends. We loved how well Peter Kreeft articulates this question about “church” in his book Before I Go: Letters to Our Children about what Really Matters. Here is the truth, boiled down to the basics without any fancy distractions.
“What’s the Big Deal about Church?
Why is she so important?
Because she is how we know Jesus. She tells us (by her teaching), shows us (by her saints) and feeds us (by her sacraments).
Why is Jesus so important?
Because He is how we know God. He told us, showed us, and fed us.
Why is God so important?
Because He is how we know love. He IS love.
Why is love so important?
Because it’s how we know happiness.
Without love, our happiness is not true happiness.
Without God, our love is not true love.
Without Jesus, our God is not the true God.
Without the Church, our Jesus is not the true Jesus.”
- Peter Kreeft, Before I Go: Letters to Our Children about what Really Matters