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Getting personal with God

posted Aug 22, 2014, 10:58 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Aug 22, 2014, 11:00 PM ]
24 August 2014 ( 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time )
Getting personal with God
Nowadays, the term "friendship" is so loosely defined that it has lost its value. Someone jokingly said that Facebook is the only place where your enemy can be your friend. There are different levels of relationship. A husband may know what his wife does, where she goes and what she likes to eat, and vice-versa. But they may not have any idea of the woundedness and insecurities their spouses are going through. And we call a famous personality a "friend" simply because we are connected with him on Facebook, and traded casual comments once in a while on each other's wall. Likewise, it was easy for Jesus' disciples to say what other people thought or said about Jesus. It was harder for them to answer the more direct question Jesus put to them: "But you - who do you say I am?" Because that required a personal faith response from them. People choose to be superficial because it is safe. But if we want to develop more meaningful relationships with others and with God, we need to communicate more deeply and with greater honesty.