Knowing the Way

April 22, 2016

Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:1-6)

When I read today’s Gospel, it made me think about driving in the car with my wife. Carol can drive somewhere once and remember how to get there for the rest of her life. I have driven to some places dozens of times, and each time still need to use Mapquest or a GPS.

When I get in the car and confess to Carol that I don’t know how to get somewhere, she’ll just roll her eyes and say, “I will get you there.”

The same thing is going on in the Gospel, except I don’t call Carol “Master” and God doesn’t roll his eyes at Thomas.

My faith and my driving have many similarities. I’ve been there, but I still don’t know the way. I’ve been told…I understand the directions…but I still get lost.

I don’t want to have to rely on Jesus, my faith GPS, to give me directions. I should already know. However, it is comforting to know He is always there. He not only knows the way, He is the way.


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