There are no barriers in front of Jesus
The Christianity Explored series was an important stage in our journey. We weren’t able to take part in the usual way due to lockdown, but we continued the course at home that we started in Fót at the beginning of March. We would like to share our views.
Dani: I was blessed that I could take part in the first event. Before the second event could take place they announced the curfew. Not long after we decided that the two of us would continue what I had started in Fót.
For me the whole thing – faith, the Bible, Jesus – were new experiences, and at the beginning of Christianity Explored I tensely looked forward with mixed excitement. Alongside this I was ready to continue. At home I read the questions and the corresponding bible passages, and in this way I read through Mark’s gospel. I undertook this, but I would be lying if I said that it happened without uncertainty. Győző, the vicar in Fót, sent the materials that he would have used to Idi, and we found the Christianity Explored youtube channel where we watched through the ten part video series, in which a man speaks in English about the topics which the Hungarian Christianity Explored also includes.
I looked again at the end of the exercise book to remind myself of the decision that I could say at that time. “What do I need to do in my earthly life to get to the point where the blind Bartimeus was? He threw everything away to follow Jesus who was standing in front of him”. Jesus was standing in front of me too. The lockdown is no barrier for him. He was standing there and asked me if I wanted to follow him. I am grateful that I could complete the Christianity Explored series from home with Idi’s help and I could reach the above decision.
Idi: For me it was a huge gift and miracle that I could follow Dani on his road to find Jesus, and since then it is a joy to see the forming of his faith. It also meant a lot to think through the questions. Originally I would have been a group leader on this occasion. I can’t say how grateful I am to Jesus that he led us in the way to know him and he’s still leading us in lifelong discovery.
Ida Jobbágy and Dániel Jenei