Faith takes us beyond our limited understanding. We are constrained by human logic and reason, and faith helps us to curb our mediocre , human impulses and our compromises with “The Way.” Jesus is clear today: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” If we live in His way, we will know the truth, and we will live our human and eternal lives with him. This is the challenge! St. John Eudes expresses it this way: “All that is Christ’s is yours: his spirit, his heart, his body and soul, and all his faculties. You must make use of all these as of your own, to serve, praise, love, and glorify God. He longs for you to use all that is in you, as if it were his own, for the service and glory of the Father.” This is “The Way.” This is our call as disciples of Christ.
St. Peter reminds us today that we “are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Wow! What a responsibility it is to live as a Christian! But, remember: let not your hearts be troubled!
We know that if we live “The Way” we are living the truth; we are living the life that God wants for all his children; we are living up to our potential and God’s plan for us all. The reward is a heavenly dwelling place and communion with Christ, here and now, and always. Yea!