Tuesday, March 9, 2010

horizontal or vertical

One thing that caught my attention tonight that I could relate to on a personal level was the observation that we can't be one way with the people around us and another way with God.  The way in which we conduct our "horizontal" relationships with the people who make up the fabric of our lives is also the way in which we live our "vertical" relationship with God.

I could relate to this, because in the not-too-distant past, I realized that the same attitudes I often had in prayer were also the same attitudes that my family was subjected to (for lack of a better word).  The lack of time, lack of enthusiasm, just going through the motions was present in both places.  So that was kind of a personal "lightbulb moment" for me. 

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