Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.’
The Gospel acclamation on Sunday put it very boldly and clearly.
Sometimes the statement that Jesus is the Way, the truth and the Life is understood as excluding all other ways. Sometimes it is propounded by those who would use it for purposes of religious or cultural imperialism.
There is no gainsaying the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the only Begotten Son, truly God incarnate. But also we need to recall that there is nothing good that does not come from God; that God is the source of every life; and that all that is true shares with us some expression of the divine.
In Jesus all these things converge. In him all that is good and true meets with a warm embrace, and we continue, with him, toward the Father.
- Confident in Jesus, learning from him, let us always have the courage to extend his welcome to all who seek the Way, Truth and Life
Red Square. Moscow. (c) 2015, Allen Morris