Walking with Jesus while acknowledging the possibility of other legitimate paths

For many, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus have provided a way of living that is deeply transformational and connected to God. Following in the path of Jesus means, at its core, that love of God, neighbor and self are practiced together in concrete ways. Living life in this way, even if not done in the name of Jesus, bears the identity of Christ. Of course, following this path does not deny the possibility of other legitimate paths. Engaging in thoughtful and generous dialogue with those of other faith traditions stretches and strengthens Christian faith while fostering peace. 
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