Tuesday, May 16, 2017

                                                         The Answer is: The Way
                                       Read  Acts 9:2, Acts 19:23, and Acts 24:14. 

So ‘The Way’ was the earliest name for the growing group of Jesus’ followers after His dying and rising.  They were people on The Way. The source of that description, in Jesus’ own words, is found in John’s Gospel 14:4-6a. It was in last weekend’s Gospel text.

Jesus says: “Where I’m going, you know the way.” And Thomas says: “We don’t know where you're going.  How can we know the way?” And Jesus responds: “I am the way.”

The Way not only indicates Jesus’ path but also Jesus’ way of life.  Jesus' path includes His journey from equality with God, to becoming a ‘slave’ who washes feet, is rejected and crucified. His way of life is unconditional love for people like you and me.

At what point in your life did you become serious about following ‘The Way’ of Jesus? How does that affect the way you live? What’s the hardest part about doing that?  Can you name a particular time when you felt Jesus’ unconditional love for you?    

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