Life for life's sake
Yet our God is more than a God of gastronomic comfort and fun. There is nothing effete about Him. The joy of dwellings, sensuousness and eroticism and the richness of landscape originates in the fellowship of the trinity as the writings of Solomon’s Song attest. If you have a passion for life and desire to sup on its delights, know that this desire comes from one place: The heart of God and the hub that we call the trinity.
The God who loves is the God who loves life
We come to know God through Jesus Christ. To see Jesus is to see our Father, which is why we need to see a real Jesus and divest ourselves any encrustation that is a ‘religious Jesus.’ Any religious notion that compartmentalises God off from any aspect of life does not come from Him. But it may well be an example of Neo-Platonism - the mind good the body bad view that plagues many religions.
A Real Jesus makes for a Real Self
We know that Jesus is personable because kids sat on His knees and ordinary folks loved to be with Him – as do the inhabitants of heaven. A man having an operation has a vision while under the anaesthetic. Jesus asks him what he had been doing with His life. The man listed off a bunch of career type things. Jesus laughed. No, no He said, ‘How have you been doing at becoming yourself?’ Here is an amiable Jesus who is fully human and fully God directing a son along the path that will bring him great satisfaction and joy.