“Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?”
If you are like many Catholics, you may have tensed up a bit at that question. It calls to mind the stereotypical Protestant evangelist, telling you that you need to “accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior.”
When we Catholics are challenged by Protestants about our personal relationship with Jesus we tend to get a little defensive. We bristle. We tend to view our relationship with Christ as something corporate, rather than personal.
This is unfortunate. Because the greatest thing the Catholic Church has to offer is a very personal, and indeed
relationship with Jesus Christ...