After the resurrection and ascension of the Lord, in the earliest days of the Christian faith, followers of Jesus were known as followers of The Way. We hear why in today's Gospel reading from John 14.
Jesus said to His disciples, "Where I am going you know the way." Thomas said to him, "Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?" Jesus replied, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Jesus is the way to the Father. This is why Catholic liturgical prayers end with "through Christ our Lord." So knowing the way doesn't mean knowing a set of directions or a particular path. It means knowing a person. I'll end with a quick story. When our oldest son went off the college four hours away, we didn't know how to get there at first, so we followed the instructions from the GPS. But as we visited more often, we relied less on the GPS and more on our knowledge. It's the same with Jesus. The more we know Him, the more we know the way.
Father, help us to know the way, Jesus, more and more. Amen.