THE LIVING WAY
There is a way that is alive because this way is a person and a spirit. This way is not just any person but the Person who is God’s Son and the son of Mary the Hebrew girl. The mystery of Jesus is that He is both God’s Son and the sons of man – in other words a human being.
The Son of God always was. But in being born of Mary God was incarnated in humanity. He was God came in the flesh, fully human and fully God. Since Pentecost He has also come in the Spirit which means that He is with you and in you.
Adam and Eve by misadventure and immaturity began in God, them aborted their life in Father and began a separate way. In this forlorn way that put humans on the path of seeking to be like God yet in separation from God. This way, known as the way of good and evil was a futile way. It was a way that led further from God, even in the attempt to be like Him and do ‘god things.’
The living way is a spirit and a person and not a program or a discipline and certainly not a religion.
Jesus is not a way to make a success of Adam. Neither is He a clever way of making Moses work. He is the new and living way and as such the only way. He is your spirit and life.
This old and perverse way, the way that began in Adam with the sentence of torpor, inertia and death held sway until the coming of Jesus, Gods Son. Individually and for the human race the way of Adam was a body of death. The law of Moses and temple services pointed to the coming of the new and living way. But they too were part of the culture of death and the sentence of the forbidden fruit. They remained in place until the coming of the way to life – the new and living way who is life Himself. Christ our life is the way to whom the shadows pointed. The real way, the reality that is life and light is Christ. He is the only way whereby we can become real humans, the way by which we become sons of God rather than slaves and workers. Jesus is both the door to life and that life Himself. He is the way to be whole, the way to be holy because He Himself is your life.