God’s Partners

“Faith is a relationship in which we become God’s partners in the work of love. The phrase sounds absurd. How can an omniscient, omnipotent God need a partner? There is, surely, nothing He cannot do on his own. But this is a left-brain question. The right-brain answer is that there is one thing God cannot do on His own, namely have a relationship. God on His own cannot live within the free human heart. Faith is a relationship of intersubjectivity, the meeting point of our subjectivity with the subjectivity, the inwardness, of God. God is the personal reality of otherness. Religion is the redemption of solitude.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 3, p. 66