A Response to “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus”

First, this won’t be what you expect. I’d venture that most of you, who know me or this blog, know that I’m a faithful Catholic. Walked into the Church for the first time when I was 12, and never looked back. The Catholic Church has opened the Word of God to me, given me the framework in which to find, explore and embrace Jesus Christ. I’ve seen far too many people fall away from the path because they tried to go it alone.

If you haven’t seen it, Jeffery Bethke, a 22-year old poet/performer, released a now-viral YouTube video about how he hates religion, but loves Jesus. Most folks in my Catholic circles are knocking it; to a degree, rightly so, as it jumps to some conclusions and seem to imply more than it should.

But, I really like it.

First, if you haven’t seen it. Watch it: