I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

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John 14:1-14

“I am the way and the truth and the life.”   This is perhaps one of Jesus’ most familiar statements.  Without looking it up, though,  it is doubtful we know who prompted it as an answer. When we do know we may be surprised.  Paying careful attention to Jesus’ claim, we will learn that the verb in the statement is what is most difficult:  “I am . . .”  I may learn the way, I may know the truth, I may have the life.  But what does it mean to be these things?  Here we learn that truth is not a proposition but a person, not an argument but an experience,  not a recipe but a relationship.  The goal, as we shall see, is to “wear His coat very well.”