I was (not) amused to note that when the rector quoted Jesus:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life"
he neglected to finish the statement:
"no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6)
Seems to me that weasel-wording is not a fit way to send an honorable man like Gerald Ford into the Great Beyond. And quoting the Founder of the Faith in such an abridged manner truly does violence to the intent of the Founder.
Jesus was NOT inclusive. He was the Prince of Peace, not the prince of wuss. Christ draws the line in the sand and says "these are Mine". The promise that "the Lord knows those who are His" encompasses the fact that There Are Those Who Are Not; hence the Great Commission, hence the need for evangelism.
Brethren, we must redouble, reTRIPLE our efforts in spreading the Good News.