"To have seen me is to have seen the Father." This is the reply Jesus gives to Philip when he is asked to "show us the Father." Jesus uses pretty deep talk of the Father in me and I in him, but for us the important thing is that Jesus shows us the Father in person; Jesus is love in human form. Sometimes we get too caught up in abstract thinking and miss the beauty of God's plan of salvation because we look for things that are not there. Man sinned in Adam; Jesus comes, out of love, to reconcile us to the Father. He had no reason other than pure love for doing so. The plan of salvation is as simple as that and it is also as deep as that. In Jesus the fulness of the Godhead exists and he delights in being with us!!!!!
In the Christian religion, the religion revealed by God as the way for all the nations, there is offered the heights of involvement with God himself. We are invited to love God in Jesus Christ with all our mind, heart, soul and strength — in fact, we are commanded to do this. Jesus is the way, as he is the truth and the life. He is the way, and the only way, to the Father. No one comes to the Father but by him. By becoming his friend, and keeping his commands, we are thereby on the way to life eternal. Indeed, by baptism and a Christian life, we are already enjoying this eternal life. Let us resolve, then, to make the personal love of Jesus Christ the grand goal of our lives.