Is Our Relationship to Jesus Personal or Intimate?
I have come to realize Christians can develop an intimate, rather than just a personal relationship with Jesus. Well-meaning evangelical Christians challenge us to have a ‘personal relationship’ with Jesus but the word ‘personal’ is not found anywhere in the Bible. The question protestant Christians pose can make us feel as if we are missing something essential as Roman Catholics. As a former Baptist, I am particularly sensitive to the difference between the meaning of having a personal relationship with Jesus and the much more profound challenge Christ offers us to be intimate with Him in the Mystical Body of