Why is Jesus Life-Giving?

Kevin, one my students, asked me a single interview-type question for his religion class. He asked, “Why is your relationship with Jesus life-giving for you?”
My reply: Jesus is love, peace, and energy. Love—I know that I’m am loved by Him (and by others); thus, I am able to love others. Through Him, I can carry out His two commandments, love God and love my neighbor. Peace—I find a sense of inner peace in Him; and hopefully, I can infect that peace into people around me. It is in the silence of peace that I deeply feel His presence. Energy—God is the energy of the Universe. He gives me the energy to get up in the morning and face the day’s challenges, the energy to help others, and the energy to be a reflection for His light and love. He is the bread of life.