- Jan 11, 2020
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
How I have struggled all of my life with these words. Why? Because I did not understand them. Intellectually, I could agree that Christ was worth worshiping, and I was happy to do so. However, on an emotional level, I also had a problem with the idea of “one way. ”
Why not many paths to God? What would the harm be? What about all the good people who do not accept Christ? So year after year I wondered, “Why must we go through Christ?” And I did not keep my angst to myself either. I shouted from the rooftops. “I don’t get it.” But deep down I wanted to “get it.” I wanted so much for it to make sense and to believe it. I wanted to be a Christian in the fullest sense of the word. Everyone I loved believed that Christ was the only way. What was wrong with me?
One day, I was talking with my son Karl about how I did not understand why Christ was the only way, and he said, “Mom, there are...