Why aren’t there more Christians, more Catholics, in the world? Is it because our faith is false, is it because our faith isn’t rational, is it because God only calls a portion of us to come to belief? No, God calls all to know and believe in him. Also, he isn’t mean, he doesn’t ask us to abandon our rationality, our intellects. Jesus spends time explaining to his disciples the will of God. Yes, God’s Word enlightens the human mind, but it also elevates human love. Through faith we see how it is good to suffer for the sake of another. God teaches us to see things how he sees them, God asks us to do things which he has already done. This higher form of love includes carrying our cross; but this we do not like. We are tempted to reject our cross, and therefore Jesus, never embracing the higher love to which he calls us, divine love.