It’s hard to argue that Jesus never existed. There are many historical accounts of Him. Most of the world’s monotheistic (belief in one god) religions believe (at the very least) that there was a man named Jesus who lived about 2,000 years ago. There are historical records of Him and His parents’. As Catholic Christians, we don’t simply believe that there was a man named Jesus. We believe that He was and is God. We believe that not only was He crucified, but He rose from the dead on the third day just as He and the prophets predicted.

Believing that there was a man named Jesus is easy. Believing that He is God, rose from the dead, and conquered death takes faith. We weren’t there. We didn’t get to see His miracles. We didn’t get to see His crucifixion. And we didn’t get to see His resurrection, yet we MUST believe.

Faith is our belief in God. To believe in Him, we must believe in what He has done. Easter requires faith. We show up at Mass on Easter (and every Sunday) because our God has conquered the grave. Did we get to see it with our own eyes? No, but we believe it! Alleluia!