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By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 15, 2021

Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis Magazine. His latest book, Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic, is now available from Crisis Publications.

I dread the final season of The Chosen because that is when they will kill my dear friend Jesus. This may sound heretical, but I have never felt exactly this way about Him before.

There has always been a kind of veil between Him and me, a fog that even His light cannot fully pierce. He is a historical figure to be sure. I know that He lived. I know the Gospel stories, the Parables, the Sermon on the Mount, yet still He seems remote to me. One does not need faith to believe in God; the proofs of His existence are all around us. However, one does need faith to believe the man Jesus is God—and even a little bit of faith that this God is also fully man. One can, after all, sympathize with the Arians. …

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