Jesus even called God his loving parent (“Father”). Dan’s new book, out this year, looks at how a relationship with God is similar to a relationship with a lover, friend, or family member.
“The bottom line is that I wanted to write about Franciscan spirituality in a way that would appeal to folks today,” he said.
Virtually everyone back then planned and expected to “grow up, get married and have children.” And marriage was for life!
Before you close out of this page because you are a fan, don’t worry, this is not a viewer bashing session!I am known amongst the girls I minister to for verbalizing my opinion about shows and songs portraying false expectations regarding marriage, dating, and sex.You may be reading this and thinking: “What’s the harm? ” I care so much about these false portrayals of love because it is setting men and women, girls and boys, married and single up for failure and eventually heartache.“The book takes the image of ‘dating’ as the lens through which we might look at the Franciscan tradition.
In the Christian tradition, we’ve had metaphors about human relationships with God, so it’s not new to talk about God in human terms.” Br.
The two would spend a lifetime together enjoying much happiness and joy.