Thursday, December 13, 2012

The ZigZag Café - December 13

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

What’s the value of relationships?

4 comments:

QuestionHeir said...

To know and be known. To reflect the relational triune God. To experience love, joy, and pain. To appreciate the value of God's image-bearers and in so doing to catch glimpses of the relational God himself. To develop an understanding of good and evil.

Greg said...

QuestionHeir,
Thanks. Your comment sounds a lot like my book: Living Spirituality. Nice: to know and be known. The import of relationality for the whole of life is strong and heavy.

Greg said...

Michael said over on Living Spirituality FB. Relationships are one of the only things we have through most of our lives - some of which only death will end. They are pretty much (for the most part with close friends and family) the only constants throughout life and they are something many of us neglect in favor of doing things with mere potential short-term gains rather than cultivating the deep, life-long relationships we both need and crave. No one was ever on their deathbed regretting not spending more time at the office.

Greg said...

Michael, Thanks. These are really helpful insights. Since we're relational beings, relationships should have a high value, though we often seem to take them for granted.