One advantage of reading more than one book at a time is that occasionally you discover a common thread. In reading Lauren F. Winner’s new book (“Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God.” NY: HarperOne, 2015) and Dallas Willard’s book (“Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.” Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 1999) I found that both authors speak of relationship between God and humanity as friendship or family.
The Bible consistently presents this to be true. The kind of relationship that develops rests on us. God is always waiting to join with us in a growing spiritual journey (relationship). The depth of this friendship is contingent upon our desire for it. There is within each of us a longing to be wholly known, to be accepted as we are, and to be free, liberated.
Jesus says in St. John 15:13 “I call you friends….” We are friends of God to be friends of all. May it be so.
See ya in church.