"In graduate theology school, my study group for our final comprehensive exams tried to come up with a one-sentence summary of all we had learned. It was an entirely playful exercise, but the three-word sentence we arrived at really stuck with me: 'God is relational.' ... God is a community of persons who desire to be in relationship with humanity--with you. God desires to be in a relationship with you not simply because God created you and loved you into being, but because that's who, and how, God is: a relationship. A loving and creative relationship, just waiting for you to enter into a relationship with God."
"If you stand before Rublev's icon, you complete the circle at table. For me its the ultimate image of incarnation, resurrection, trinity, love etc ... God is relational - we are invited to recognise ourselves in that relationship. Everything else flows from this." (Noirin Lynch)