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(Last Updated: 08 May 2002 )
The good news is that there is a God, that he loves you, that he has a plan for you, and that through his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit you can know him and love him back, and be happy with him now and forever. Much of this website, as it grows, will be devoted to discussing, proving and illustrating these points.
There's a lot to be said about the Gospel, but the best one-paragraph summary that I know of is this:
"God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life."
This is from paragraph 1 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an excellent summary of Christian belief and practice. Of course, there's a lot more to the Gospel than just a few lines - but you've got to start somewhere! For more, just read the Gospels - the words of Jesus Christ will challenge you and change you, as they invite you to become part of (or to participate more fully in) the Household of God.
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