Jesus says I am: the way, the truth, and the life. I use the colon because first Jesus says I am the same as YHWH who spoke from the burning bush to Moses. Jesus is God with flesh, and is the person who is the way, the truth and life. We frequently think of the way, the truth and the life as ideas. Jesus says they are a person. So when we encounter Jesus, the living Son of God, we encounter the person who is the way, the person who is the truth, the person who is life. So it is in that relationship with the risen Christ we enter into the way, the truth and life that God the Father offers to redeem¬†humanity. Like all gifts we can also reject God’s self-giving love in Christ Jesus. Just like we frequently reject relationships in our life. So we have the choice to reject the One Person who is the way, the truth and the life.