Today's Communion antiphon, 1 John 4.9: By this the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his Only Begotten Son into the world, so that we might have life through him. So either the Son of God came into the world or didn't ~ we can not afford not to look into this. The Apostles of Jesus were ordinarily folks like many of us. They saw and believed. If I were with them and witnessed all the miracles Jesus performed, heard him teach with great authority, and saw how much compassion he had for all, I would have wanted to follow him. His transfiguration on Mt. Tabor alone would have convinced me of his divinity. Do not let the fact that Jesus came 2000 years ago make you think that he belongs to the past. If he is God, he will certainly be relevant to us for all eternity.