A Limerick for a Questioning Grandson – Did Jesus Really Exist?

by Steve Ray on April 9, 2018

My Grandpa is a Biblical Detective

My grandson Josh asked, “Did Jesus really live? Maybe he didn’t and it was just a good story someone made up.”

So I sat down and wrote him this limerick and gave him a stack of books from my library. The topic has not come up again since.

Was there really a man named Jesus?
Or do the Catholics just try to tease us?
I went to the places,
Studied books for all traces,
And discovered he’s real which should please us.

A Limerick just sent to me from Darrell, a new convert, in response to the limerick I just posted:

There once was a man in much doubt,
What his Protestant faith was about.
Then a great guy named Steve
Helped the man to believe
In the Church that his Savior laid out.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Darrell December 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Thanks for all you do. My journey home to the Catholic Church all began several years ago with me watching your Footprints of God videos and reading your books. Since my own conversion at Easter vigil this year, my spiritual life has blossomed. Merry Christmas, and in the spirit of giving, I’d like to offer you a limrick of my own.

There once was a man in much doubt,
what his protestant faith was about.
Then a great guy named Steve helped the man to believe
in the Church that his savior laid out.


De Maria January 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM

This one is not very good. It doesn’t rhyme as well as yours and Darrell’s. And it may be a bit over the top. But I ran it by some friends from Church and they said I should submit it. Here goes:

Here’s a little ditty
’bout a little boy
in the big ol’ city.

He said, “In Christ believe not I,
Unless he sees him
with his own eye.”

By and by,
the boy did die
and Jesus Christ he did espy

But it was too late
for to this date
his prayer he didn’t say

then these sad words
is what he heard
on that eventful day.

Go ahead Peter
Close that doo’
cause that boy there
I do not know



Peter Shafton May 21, 2015 at 2:16 PM

A great posting Steve – However look what you’ve started…

We now have to thank God for Jesus,
We thank Him for sending Steve Ray.
Jesus – He saved us,
Steve – he directed us,
Together, they show us the way

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. God bless.

Mike May 22, 2015 at 1:58 PM

We walked in the footsteps of Jesus
Now you know you can believe us
The martyrs didn’t die
For a big ole lie
But for the one who came to redeem us.

Greg September 24, 2017 at 12:31 AM

So much disillusion.
Hard knocks , emotion, confusion.
Pain, near despair.
Does no one care?
Jesus reply,
for you I would die.

girl October 30, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Was Jesus a fact or a fiction?
Is there evidence for His crucifixion?
Josephus, et al.
serve as historic rationale
to bolster a Christian conviction.

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