It’s not something that’s entirely new to me, but what Dave tried to explain to me the God is a God of relationship. The mystery of the trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit working as one, being one God yadda yadda yadda – is the ultimate demonstration of realationship, and that is the image of what God wants for us. To be in relationship. With him, and with each other. Now I’m not going to pretend even for one moment to understand the Trinity (I recall that St Francis wrote 14 volumes on the subject and his conclusion can be summed up as “I haven’t got a clue what this means”) but Dave did enlarge on one aspect that I can just about grasp. The whole story of the gospel is about relationship broken and a route back to relationship restored. And if God is a God who is about restoring relationship, then surely that’s a God worth seeking. Well, yes, but there is an if at the start of that sentence and I’m struggling with the whole is there a God question, let alone what type of God is there. I suppose you can’t have one question without the other.
We also talked about relationships and friendships in general, and I seemed to surprise him with my assessment of my own friendships. Perhaps that’s a subject for another post.