Catholic actor Jim Caviezel, who played the role of Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, speaks about the adventure of being a dad in a new interview with Catholic Digest.

Here’s how the interview begins:

You and your wife Kerri have become adoptive parents to an orphaned boy, Bo, and girl, LeLe, from China. How has becoming a father affected you and your faith?

I don’t even know who I was before (laughs). Dennis Quaid told me a long time ago when he had his son Jack, ‘You’ll have emotions in you that you didn’t even know existed before you had a child.’ I now know what that feels like. Even though they’re adopted, it’s as strong as any instinct. That’s what blew me away. I always thought if I adopted that I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Go here to read the rest of the interview.