Relationships are so important, and we so often get them wrong. But God provides the example – the ultimate in relationships is surely the Trinity. Rowan Williams (in Choose Life, Bloomsbury, 2013) reminds us that: “God’s gift at Christmas is relationship, not just another human relationship but relation to God the Father by standing where Jesus stands, standing in the full torrent of his love and creativity, giving and receiving. To come into that place and be rooted and grounded there means letting go of our fear of dependence and opening our hearts to be fed and enlarged and transformed.”
When we open ourselves to relationships, we open ourselves to possibility. One of the great things about our faith is that God chooses us to be his partners and, as the Body of Christ, that partnership extends also to how we engage with and support each other.