Jesus had a new idea.
'I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ ~John 13:34.
This he said shortly before he was crucified. He thought that this would be the Way and The Truth and the Life. Perhaps if we could just Love One Another. He said that no one can come to the knowledge and love of God unless we do love one another.
It amazes me that Christians have used this one glorious sentence to play a game of spiritual exclusivity and one upsmanship as if the use of the syllables that constitute the name "Jesus" would suffice to secure the path to salvation.
Jesus made it much simpler. Love one another. Nothing more, nothing less. That's what it is to be a follower of Jesus. Mind you there are lots of non followers who do the same. They too are the Way, The Truth and the Life.
I have a new idea; "Love one another".