Hmmmm… Let’s examine some facts here. First, there is a God, who is omniscient, omnipotent, and eternal. He is perfectly good, perfectly just, perfectly merciful. He is Love. He needs nothing outside of Himself, yet He deems it good to create the universe, our world, and – best of all – us! He creates mankind in His image, in communion with Him.
Part of being “in the image of God” is having free will. Sadly, we use our free will to sin and rebel against Him. Mankind falls – falls so far that the only way to redeem us is for God Himself to send down His Son and become Incarnate in His creation, to take on human flesh, and ultimately be tortured, crucified, take on all the sins of mankind, and – yes – even die for us.
The first thing that should shock you is that mankind had fallen so low that this is what it took to redeem us.
The second thing that should shock you is that God loves us so much that He did it.
Moreover, the Incarnate God, Jesus Christ, left on this earth a Church with the authority to teach and govern in His name, and to confer His grace upon us through the Sacraments He established, and this Church has His promise to edure until the end of days.
Wow. What do you do with all that truth, once you have found it? I think your mother’s advice to “not get too obsessed with it all” is a little weak. How can you not?