The “Deeper Awareness of Having a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ” Topic is focused on the Christian disciple’s changing understanding of what it means to be in relationship with the God who became human.
Young Adult Craig Gould shares a personal story about his developing understanding of following Christ: that it is less about having a “magic genie” friend, and more about making his own life look more closely like Christ’s, especially when times are hard. He reflects on the scripture and illumination “Baptism of Jesus” (Mark 1:1-8), considering John’s relationship with Jesus from the moment that Jesus takes center stage and John heads out of frame.
Fr. Columba Stewart OSB, faculty member of Saint John’s School of Theology·Seminary, expands on Craig’s reflection by exploring the topic as it has been understood throughout the Christian tradition. He offers a wide ranging introduction to having a relationship with Christ and offers practical guidance as well.