Why believe?

I cannot say but for myself why I believe in God, Jesus Christ His only Son, the Holy Spirit, and in their intercession in my life.

Nor can I say why you should, for that is a space reserved inside the private chambers of your heart.

But if I can give the reasons why I believe, then perhaps those reasons will bring into relief the same kinds of occurrences in your life as I have discovered in mine, and have them stand out for you in your life, as they stand out for me in mine, as the reasons to believe. For it is for each to see the fingerprints of God in his own life.

“Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe!” (John 4:48)


Dylan McGuinty Jr. is a lawyer practising in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada since 2015. Born and raised a Catholic, he is a reformed sceptic who has come to embrace Jesus Christ at the centre of his life as the only Son of God and as his Saviour.

He earned his B.A. with Honours from the University of Ottawa in 2009 with double-majors in Philosophy and Public Administration. He earned a Master’s in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa on a prestigious scholarship and teaching fellowship in 2011. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a J.D. in 2014. 

Dylan has applied the athletic asceticism (from the Greek áskesis for “exercise” or “training”), which he once practised as a nationally-ranked Canadian rower, to his Catholic faith.