7/19/15 - Don't Want, Don't Need, Can't Have... – Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Print

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One of the most frequent issues I encountered as a peer counsellor,

 while working as a Resident Assistant in my college dormitory, was that of relationships. (Ironically, still is, most of the time...) The most overwhelming theme seemed to be the insecurity and fragility of some of the young men, when it came to their potential for entering into relationships. Some would disguise their loneliness and fear by saying they didn't want to be in a relationship. Some, who were perhaps just a bit further down the path of self-pity, might say that they didn't need to be in a relationship. And still others, for whom relationships just seemed impossible, would say that they can't have such a thing.

     It is a curious thing, that "don't want, don't need and can't have this relationship" is precisely what most of us think when it comes to having a meaningful relationship with God. We forget that our self-evaluation has little bearing on God, and often reflects very little understanding on our part, of God's attitude towards us.

     Join us, as we explore God's view of us, and how God expects or asks us to view the world ourselves.

Rev. Dr. Luther Symons