The Gospel is the good news that you do not have to be you, as you are right now, for ever. It is really good news  because, any one who has lived more than 20 years knows that they are incapable of making the changes, at the depth of their personality, that are necessary for a joyous life. It is really really good news because the person who has the power to change you, at the root of your problems, loves you more than you love yourself.