Our theme this year at Methodist Children’s Home is “Truth.”  We launched “truth” this weekend at our annual Day Camp and again Sunday in worship.

I preached John 14:1-7.  In this passage, Jesus says famously “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me.” I chose this deliberately as our starting point precisely because this verse is usually either weaponized or ignored.

Some cite this passage with the intent to exclude, focusing on Jesus’ “No one comes to the Father except by me.” Some, offended at this use, avoid the passage like the plague.

Whatever else this passage is about, Jesus identifies himself as the truth.  Jesus, a person who is incomprehensibly fully human and fully divine, is truth.

Not Jesus tells us what the truth is.

Not even Jesus tells the truth.

Jesus is the truth.

It is not easy to get to know someone.  To fully, really know someone takes years of effort and considerable focus.

May we all take the time, make the effort, to get to know this person who was, is, and always will be the truth.

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