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Here is a thought from NT Wright:

The idea of a vague general truth, to which all 'religions' bear some kind of oblique witness is foreign to Christianity.... Though of course it's true that many Christians and churches have been arrogant in the way they have presented the gospel, the whole setting of this passage {John 14:6 and Jesus' claim to be the exclusive way to the Father} shows that such arrogance is a denial of the very truth it's claiming to present. The truth, the life, through which we know and find the way, is Jesus himself: the Jesus who washed the disciples' feet and told them to copy his example, the Jesus who was on his way to give his life as the shepherd for the sheep. Was that arrogant? Was that self-serving? Only when the church recovers the nerve to follow Jesus in his own mission and vocation, I suspect, will it be able to recover its nerve fully in making the claim of verse 6. (John for Everyone, Part Two, p. 60)

In other words, maybe if we lived a little more like Jesus, we would have a little better footing when we shared his claims.

Outside my back window I can see the old slide. Many good memories! And this weekend, it needed to be cleaned. Like cleaning a bathroom, it is a messy, intimate job: there is is no way to clean a toilet or a slide without getting your arms around it.

There are many reasons for being tired, some bad, some good. One of the best reasons - and I think one of the most common - is because you've worked. Work takes energy out of you and puts it into something else. It is a necessary transaction. God himself, after 6 days, rested. God himself made a time for work and a time for rest.


So, if you are tired, and you've done a good day's work, don't worry. You did what you were designed to do. There is such a thing as a "good tired."