Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A possibly profane and heretical analogy

I was musing about names, and whether there could be salvation by any other name than Jesus - and an image came to mind.

I've been wanting to talk about Jesus as 'way, truth and life' in a fundamental sense, but wanting to sit lightly to the name itself (given my interpretation of the Mt 7 passage).

So I was thinking about doors - that Jesus is the door frame, the space through which we can come.

And I was thinking about the sign on the door not mattering very much - can be different according to who you are.

And then I thought about public lavatories, with their different signs - appropriate to our own natures - but equivalent destinations.

'Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burdened, and I shall give you rest..."

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