Faith is not a formula.
And I wouldn't even use the word 'relationship' - and probably not the metaphor of 'a journey'.
The older I get, the more it seems that faith is a process - a determined focus on listening to the eternal, sifting out the noise and distractions and becoming closer with each breath and each word, to the fullness - and emptiness - of the pulse, hand and purpose of our Creator, which, ultimately brings us where we belong.
I'm a teacher and writer, which really means that I am a listener and I share what I see and hear.
The darkness that Trump — and we — have cultivated seems to settle between and within each one of us. The only “good news” worthy of the name is from the work of a living God, and we can never afford to forget that.