Thoughts From Toby

A Story of Relationships

“Just as the story of anyone’s life is the story of relationships - so each person’s religious story is a story of relationships.” - Andrew Greeley

Fellowship. Community. Relationships. These words are integral to a life of faith. If you really think about it, you probably have numerous examples of positive (and negative) relationships that have had a profound impact on your relationship with God. The truth is that none of us (despite the individualistic culture we live in) have an isolated relationship with God that is unaffected by others. In fact, this is how God designed us… to be relational beings… to be in community. So, if it’s true that your religious story is a story of relationships, ask yourself a couple questions: What is/was it about those people who have been positive influences on me that made them so influential? And, whose story am I pouring into?