The Way, the Truth and the Life

This meditation is based on a passage for April 11, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: John 14:1-7

Reflection and Question: So much strife has arisen from the traditional, exclusive understanding of Jesus’ declaration, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” When we see that there are many ways to know Jesus — to perceive Jesus as the way, the truth and the life — then He remains the way to God. Christian faith does not insist on being the only way to come to Jesus. For example, Jesus can mean compassion for the poor — which is also the truth and the way by which God is known. What example can you give of Jesus as the Way not bound by Christian faith or history?

Prayer: Blessed Jesus, we trust Your assurance that You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. We trust that any who know You will also know God and we marvel at the many ways people can know You, some ways which we do not know. Thanks. Amen.