Do You Have A Personal Relationship With Jesus?

Do You Have A Personal Relationship With Jesus? –  Frank J. Munda- 2-7-2016 – Often people will ask this most important question: Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It’s a good question   Do you have the right answer? Is the answer yes?  By the very nature of someone accepting Jesus into their life we all have varying degrees of relationship with our Lord.

If you profess to be Christian the question is, what does it mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus? I came from a background that might seem strange to some; that is we were Catholic on my Father’s side of the family and Protestant on my Mother’s side.  My Mom and Dad had four sons and I was the third born.  My mother had a lovely singing voice and loved the old Protestant hymns. When we were small, often at night my Mom would sing the beautiful old Protestant hymns to us.  “The Old Rugged Cross” was one of my favorites. Of course when I was real small I did not understand this Protestant – Catholic thing. As I grew up unfortunately the differences became more clear to me.  My favorite aunt was a Baptist Christian.  She was a good and kind person and I know she loved me as her nephew, but I had difficulty understanding how she could hate my Catholic faith. When my young wife and I had an opportunity to purchase our first home, it was my aunt who gave us the down payment. In her own way she had a relationship with Jesus; she was a good, kind and loving person to those around her. The only thing that I truly could not understand is how she could love Jesus, and yet take such a strong anti-Catholic position. Continue reading

AA-1025 2/26/2013- By Frank Munda- Memoirs of the Communist Infiltration Into the Church by Marie Carré   I just completed reading for the second time a short little book with an even a shorter title, “AA 1025”.   The first time I read this book was well over 20 years ago and although I found the book disturbing,  it somehow did not register all that clearly with me at that time.  We all know how smart we can be when we look back with that so-called 20/20 hindsight.  With hindsight, all of a sudden things are very, very clear.  We know that Holy Mother Church has been under attack by many groups, organizations and the media in general, especially for the last 50 years.  Some may feel that these attacks are random, others might feel that because the Church has the courage to speak out against sin in the world, that is why the Church is under attack.  Continue reading