Faith and Relationships

“God, in the Bible, has a monopoly of power in order to take power out of the equation. It is not at issue. It is not what the religious life is about. Faith is about relationship sustained without the use of power. If any relationship, whether between husband and wife, parent and child, siblings, neighbours, strangers and friends, is dependent on power, faith has broken down. God does not live in such relationships. So the first revolution of monotheism is to demythologise and thus secularise power.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 9, p. 148