“In reality it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear” (Gaudium et Spes 22 § 1). Jesus is the way and the truth and the life, who himself illuminates our lives.
A man would have to be quite taken with himself to fail to notice things “aren’t quite right.” Sometimes, he can’t put his finger on precisely what is wrong, aside from the obvious effects of the carpet bombing of sin.
C.S. Lewis put forth this argument: Jesus is either Lord, liar or a lunatic. You must decide. There is no alternative.
In his book, The Splendor of the Church, Henri de Lubac wrote of a dangerous dissociation often made about the Church. This error is rooted in the Protestant revolution which occurred in the early 16th century, and has, unfortunately, continued into the present among non-Catholic Christians.
But prayer is about much more than “getting saved.” It is the key to really living. Prayer is the doorway to human fulfillment, joy and unending happiness.