The Limits of Power

“Monotheism is not about power, but about the limits of power. Religion is really about relationships… the faith of Abraham is about consecrating biological instinct and etching it with the charisma of moral beauty… the linked qualities of loyalty, fidelity, duty, trust and the sharing of a pledge by which both partners promised not to walk away, the very things that make love a glimpse of eternity in the midst of time, and parenthood the closest any of us can come to God: love bringing new life into the world. What is lost when faith is lost is marriage as the supreme moral commitment that lifts humanity from biology to poetry.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 9, p. 145