Our Gospel reading today is from John 14. Over the last few days in the daily liturgy, we have gone over this chapter of John’s Gospel in parts. We hear Jesus tell Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
It is good for us to think of Jesus in these three different ways. He is the way. The way to what? Heaven! Eternal life! The Father! Jesus is not only a sure guide, but the ONLY guide to eternity.
He is the truth. Sometimes we tend to think of the truth as a set of doctrines or dogmas or ideologies. While all of these things may contain truth, they are not, in and of themselves, the truth. Why? Because the truth (Truth) is a person. And that person is Jesus; the One in whom we put our trust.
He is the life. Jesus assured us that “unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you shall not have life within you.”
Father, we thank you for sending your Son to show us the way, show us the truth, and give us life. Amen.