You may be the only Jesus some people ever meet. Depending on how we conduct ourselves in our human relationships, we can become either a bridge or an obstacle to faith in a loving God. If we take seriously our calling as The Body of Christ, every relationship we have becomes a sacrament. While we might think about that in our family relationships, what about the relationships we have at work or school? What about the difficult relationships with rivals or enemies? And how about all those Facebook friends? Christians are called to be God with skin on for others. Could that be what Jesus meant when he said that he, as the Word made flesh, was "the way?"
Rev. Anne Robertson is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bible Society. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she is also the author of three books: Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith, God's Top 10: Blowing the Lid Off the Commandments and, just released in April 2009, God With Skin On: Finding God's Love in Human Relationships.