Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Yesterday, in the fourth of our Lent series on the promises that are made at Baptism, we were considering the promise which is made in response to the question: "Do you come to Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life?

People often see Jesus as good but possibly misguided. His claims for himself are so incredible that that position is not an option. As CS Lewis saw it, Jesus was either a bad man, a madman or the God man. If he was either of the first two, his teaching does not merit our attention. If he was God with us, his claims on our lives are absolute.

We looked at what Christ meant to each one of us and how we would share that with those who do not know Christ. We even tried to tell the story of our Christian journey to our neighbour during the very limited time that it took for a match to burn out!

At the end, we were asked to write down three words that summarised what Christ meant to each of us. These were fed into a computer and a "Wordle" was constructed. This is shown at the top of this blog, where the size of the words indicates how frequently they were used. To see the Wordle full-size, click on the picture or here. The commonest response was "Saviour," the one who rescues us from sin, guilt, fear and circumstances.

There is still time to join us on Wednesdays at 2.0pm or 7.30pm for the last two promises.