Relationships are exciting. They are the most important aspect of our lives – our
relationships with our parents, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, children,
grandchildren, friends, and so on.
Christianity is first and foremost about relationships rather than rules. It is about a
Person more than a philosophy. It is about the most important relationship of all:
our relationship with the God who made us. Jesus said that the first and greatest
commandment is to love God. The second is to love our neighbour. So, it is also
about our relationships with other people.
We were created to live in a relationship with God. Until we find that relationship
there will always be something missing in our lives. As a result, we are often aware
of a gap. One rock singer described it by saying:
I’ve got an emptiness deep inside.
eople try to fill this emptiness in various ways. Some try to close the gap with
money, but that does not satisfy. Aristotle Onassis, who was one of the richest men
in the world, said at the end of his life:
Millions do not always add up to what a man needs out of life.
Others try drugs or excess alcohol or sexual promiscuity. People have been quoted
These things provide instant gratification but they leave you feeling hollow afterwards.
Still others try hard work, music, sport or seek success. There
may not be anything wrong with these in themselves but they do not satisfy that
hunger deep inside every human being.
At some point everyone asks the question,
What am I doing on earth?
What is the point of life?
Is there any purpose to life?
As Albert Camus once said,
Man cannot live without meaning.
Until we are living in a relationship with God we will never find the true meaning
and purpose of life. Other things may provide passing satisfaction but it does not
last. Only in a relationship with our Creator do we find the true meaning and
purpose of our lives.
Come and explore life’s biggest questions with us online via Zoom and
see if you can find the answers that you are looking for.
Contact Reverend Michael Danaher to register your interest.
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