Lenten Reflection

I have been asking myself–What is the most basic human need?

I realize, as I sit with Jesus, that our deepest desire is to feel connected, loved (and cared for), and a sense of belonging. Not to a superficial community but one based in and rooted in something deeper and sincere.

My thoughts are–true Christian community and connection are not possible without a deep yearning for and communion with God.

What we all want, on an intrinsic level, whether we are aware of it or not, is to feel a sense of togetherness, which is rooted in our identity, being made on the image of a triune God. Deep intimacy is our longing and we miss it often because our society pushes back against any words or feelings that have to do with drawing close to one another.

We have been made in the image of a three-part God that dances around relating to one another in a wonderful soup of agape love. So how can we not think our relationship with Him and others could ever be satisfying unless we are full-in-deep.

They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.  Colossians 2:19 NIV

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