It’s about re­la­tion­ships

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Je­sus said to him, ‘‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Fa­ther ex­cept through me’’.

Many peo­ple will tell us they know the way to God. They may pre­scribe ri­tu­als, en­force dogma or in­vite us along paths of self-en­light­en­ment.

Yet, there is only one per­son who has in­vited us into an in­ti­mate re­la­tion­ship with our Cre­ator.

In John 14:6, Je­sus presents him­self as the path to a re­la­tion­ship with our di­vine Fa­ther.

This is not a verse of con­dem­na­tion, or ex­clu­sion. It is a verse of in­vi­ta­tion and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, the re­con­nec­tion with the di­vine love which we lost in Adam and Eve’s fall from grace.

Here, Je­sus in­vites us to ex­pe­ri­ence the un­con­di­tional love of a par­ent who seeks only the best for their child.

Je­sus un­der­stands our strug­gles. As a tiny babe, he en­tered the hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence with us. He en­joyed friend­ship and knew the pain of betrayal. He felt pa­tience and frus­tra­tion, joy and sor­row, courage and fear.

In Je­sus, we find a safe place to come be­fore God. Through Je­sus, we find our­selves held safe in the lov­ing arms of our eter­nal par­ent.

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