So what does it mean, what does it mean, when a man tells you “I am the Way,” when he is going to be publicly executed in less than 24 hours. What does it mean?
I think it means that “The Way” is the way of the Cross. It’s not only what justifies us before the Father, but it’s also our principle for living. It means that – whatever else we value, compassion and forgiveness among our highest. Whatever else we are trying to obtain, we are most passionate about God’s dream for humanity: forgiven, redeemed, and whole. The cross is that which saves us, justifies us, but also brings us into the future. It is – by no means – a singular event in ancient history. It is a look into the heart of God. And that look transforms us forever.