The Christ Way Is the Right Way

In the fourteenth chapter of the Gospel of St. John we read one of the most tender and comforting discourses ever made by Jesus to his faithful disciples. They had eaten their last meal together before his crucifixion and he was preparing them for his departure. His words, "And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know," were challenged by Thomas. But Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Though he had been living and teaching the way before them, some of these chosen followers had not grasped the full meaning of his ministry. Even so today, the Christ, the healing and saving manifestation of God which Jesus so fully exemplified, is not universally understood as it speaks in the same comforting words to tired, sick, and sinning humanity, pointing the way to all who will listen and follow.

In the Old Testament we read of great spiritual leaders whose closeness to God and obedience to His commands led them to glorious endeavors and achievements. We are told that Noah, who saved himself and his family from the flood, walked with God; that Abraham, who founded a nation fearing God, was called "the Friend of God;" and that Moses, who led the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, talked with God. On through the sacred pages are illustrious accounts of those who followed God's way, leading up to the fulfillment, in the coming of Christ Jesus, of the prophecy in Micah (5:2), "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

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