So many of us self-destruct. Tragically. But why???
Lots of reasons. But certainly at the top of the list is not keeping our relationship with God alive, growing, and dynamic. We tend to cling to past experiences, imitate the lives of others, or start sliding down the undemanding path of non-spiritual growth.
But our God deserves a real relationship from us. Because He is One. In fact, everything that is really good began between Them, where love has always lived. The Father, like the sun, radiating beams of love. The Son, His glorious reflection, mirroring the Father. The Begetter and the Begotten. Eternally. In the strong bond of the Holy Spirit. A relationship between the three that is always alive and growing.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
It is this loving relationship which birthed you and me (along with all else). We're chosen, adopted into His eternal family. This family of those who do His will. God's strong right-hand Word formed us from frail dust, while His powerful left-hand Spirit energized us into being. We are now sons and daughters of Abraham, called out of Egypt, given the Law and Prophets, the Incarnate Word, the Written Word, His Holy Spirit, martyrs, trailblazers, guides, friends, and witnesses all through the ages.
And that's not all. Formed by His many beams of love, we are now being transformed into Him. We're being re-created to live in our heart's true home: This eternal relationship of love which painted the first supernova, smiled at the first sunrise, and welcomes children home. This relationship we call the Trinity is our eternal destiny. And toward Them, we swim like spiritual salmon seeking our way forward to the Holy Place from which we were spawned.
Anything less will destroy us.