Reporter: Why are you a Christian, Schütz?
Schütz: Because Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.
Schütz: What do you mean “and”?
Reporter: Isn’t there some other reason? Like Spirituality or Religion, or Community or Being kind to the Poor?
Schütz: No. All those things are important, but none of them are reasons for being a Christian.
Reporter: Well, what about the Mass and Prayer and a personal relationship with God and forgiveness of sins and all that?
Schütz: As a Christian, I do and receive all those things too, but only because Jesus is risen from the dead.
Reporter: But hey, I’ve asked some other people why they became Christian, and they told me “Because it is true”. Doesn’t that describe your position too?
Schütz: Well yes, I am a Christian because it is “true”. But what is “true” is that Jesus is risen from the dead. If he isn’t, then Christianity wouldn’t be “true”, and there wouldn’t be any point in being one (1 Cor 15:14). But since Christ is risen from the dead, then he is Lord of heaven and earth. (Phil 2:11). He is my Lord. And he is your Lord too. That’s what evangelisation is all about. Proclaiming that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and that Christ is Lord. So the fact that Jesus is risen from the dead is not only the reason why I am a Christian. It is why you should be a Christian too.
Reporter: Um… Thanks for that. We should talk more about it sometime… (Acts 17:32)