I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.
It is very easy for us to fall prey to the notion that life is primarily about mastering some technique or arcane body of knowledge. Lots and lots of religions and philosophies have at their core the idea that we must know how to do certain things or be conversant in certain “hidden knowledge” before we can really come into contact with divine mysteries. But Jesus reminds us that the core of life is not about technique or intellectual mastery of a philosophy. The core of life, in fact life itself, is a Person. The way is Jesus, not a set of ascetic and mystical techniques. The truth is Jesus, not a labyrinthine philosophy or set of concepts. The life is Jesus, not some abstract formulae or program. We are beloved and saved by a Person, not servants of an It. Thanks be to our Father for the gift of his Son who is our Way. Today, may everything we do and say reflect the way, the truth and the life.