I want to learn to live well. In response to that thought, I know of no other response than to echo the words of Peter who said to Messiah Jesus: "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
You alone, Jesus. We turn to you for life. We sit at your feet to learn to live this earthly sojourn.
With this in mind, I was freshly bitten with wonder at the words of my Lord, spoken during his trial, as recorded by the apostle John:
Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
“Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate.
Jesus responds with questions. He provokes thought. He doesn't shy away. He gets to the heart of the matter. Pilate finds himself at the question which echoes familiar in 2013: What is truth?