Occasionally one may hear, "Can we not leave Adam, Eve, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and others in the Old Testament alone, and just focus on Jesus? Why bother bringing them into our lives? After all, they lived in another era. Their lives were totally different from ours; their situations have nothing in common with us." Fr. Sebastian's response to these questions is simple: We still need to consider them today, both for introspection and reassurance. They can help us face ourselves honestly and help us to be cognizant of our own mistakes, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities, gaining insights so we can advance in our spiritual journey. They can also give us the reassurance that just as God was present in their lives and guided them, the living God continues to be present with us and guides us.