10. I believe in Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord
Sometimes, the newspapers have news about somebody- women, men or children- who heroically exposed their lives to save others, facing great dangers, or even death, to help people. They can be called “saviours”, and those who were saved remember with gratitude the people who help them in these difficult times. In the previous topic we learnt that God had mercy upon men and promised them a Redentor to save mankind from sin and its serious consequences. To save us, God sent his Son, Jesus, also called Jesus Christ or Christ.
The Gospel narrates what Jesus did and teach, demonstrating that He is a real man: he was born from a woman- the Virgin-, he has a body like us, he speaks, cries, is hungry, suffers...He also proclaimed his divinity: make miracles, forgive sins, proclaimed himself as the son of God and resurrects by his own virtue. As the faith of the Church claims, Jesus Christ is the true God and a real man.
Apart from Saviour and Redentor, Jesus Christ is the role model for men, specially for Christians. It is logical to have a strong interest in knowing him: his life on Earth; his passion, death and resurrection and ascension to Heaven; his doctrine. Christ lives, and we must not only know him but also love him, each day a little more. We love him if we have contact with him. And, how can we have contact with him? Through pray and sacraments.