By Father David Fisher
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 The Greek word "hodos" means any number of things. For example, it could be translated as a "way," a "road," a "journey," or "traveling" or "custom."
John Dominic Crossan writes: To media or audience questions insisting, "Yes, yes, but was he really divine," I answer again and again that, for the first as for the twenty-first century, Jesus was and is divine for those who experience in him the manifestation of God.
Focus, for a moment, on that italicized word the. To be human is to be absolutely particular, that is, absolutely relative or relatively absolute. In anything that is of supreme importance to us, be it spouse or family, hobby or passion, job or profession, language or country, there is an inevitable slippage from a to the. A beloved spouse is the most beautiful person in the world and it is considered most imprudent to wake up next to that person and note, however correctly, that, "if I had not met you, I probably would have met somebody else."
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