John 14:1-6 NRSVue
1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
One of the big identity statements of Jesus is in these words of the gospel. Without any ifs or buts, he declares himself as the way, truth and life. God is accessible through him because he is God. These words are a gift: that with him we have the deepest personal security in life, knowing that all can be found in him.
Jesus brings inner peace. Even in face of his impending death and what they will have to endure in the world, he does not want their hearts to be troubled. He wants them to be at peace because he will not abandon them. He does not abandon us.
He is the way: where he goes, we follow. He is the truth: all other claims to truth are measured by him. He is the life: we have true life in us, the spring of water welling up into everlasting life, through him.