Relationship in Action
Faith moves us to active covenantal being and existence. The biblical notion of covenant involves a powerful declaration of intimacy, faith, and relatedness. A covenant in a theological engagement between the Divine and humanity involves promises and commitment on the part of both parties. In the Hebrew Bible, covenant is a grace-filled binding agreement, as God declares, “I will be your God and you will be my people,” in love. In the New Testament, one key experience of covenant is the revelation or disclosure of God’s will. Covenantal faith involves a concept, a process, and a community. Such faith involves the experience of desire and of wanting to be in loving relationship. Collectively, a community embraces a vigorous faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to live, work, teach, and learn together. This kind of faith prepares individual and collective hearts to be transformed. Sometimes the mysteries of life seem so overarching that reality does not make sense. These nonsensical moments are the very times when one must hold on to active faith.
The Undivided Soul