Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Real Person or Legend?
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
How do we even know Jesus was a real person? Wasn’t he just a legend or myth?
We know that Jesus existed the same way we know George Washington existed: Because of the people who knew him, witnessed his deeds, and later wrote about him. No serious historian doubts the existence of Jesus of Nazareth.
Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man … a doer of wonders … and the tribe of Christians, so named for him, are not extinct at this day.”
Josephus, a Jewish historian, Antiquities, 18,3,3
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.