“I am the truth, the way, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Thought for the day:
Herb Agar once said: “The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” I can’t help remembering that scene from the movie “A Few Good Men” when Colonel Jessep offers “You want answers?!” and Lt. Kaffee demands, “I want the truth!” only to have Jessep yell back, “You can’t handle the truth!”
That statement resonates with most Christians because although we refer to ourselves as sinners, we don’t really want to believe it. We can’t bear the thought of being the believer who failed to live the life that God called us to live.
When asked: “What is truth?” Jesus said: “I am the truth, the way, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”
In other words, if we want to know truth we must look to Jesus. Christ exemplified humanity by showing us the reality of a life lived in full communion with God. It is Jesus who shows us the look of love in a sinful world. He shows us that doing good makes a difference to more than just those around us, that doing no harm creates an atmosphere of trust by which we can relate to others and to God. Christ shows us the power of honesty in a divine relationship and its capacity to transform the world.
Prayer for the day:
God of truth, point me to Jesus! Allow me the reality of a life lived in full communion with Christ. Grant me the desire to claim the power of honesty with integrity. Amen.