Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 5, 2014

Dr. Michael Layne:

(Continued)

• Benedict XVI, pp. 34-35

The love our Savior shows toward humanity is like no other. The other leaders of religion certainly have not died for the salvation of people.

How do you view your relationship with God? We really do need to take a survey of our relationship with Him from time to time. Often the problem is that because of broken relationships with others we somehow struggle with the God kind of relationship.

When it comes to a relationship with Him, we can’t compare it to our earthly relationships because of the spiritual nature involved with knowing God.

When we look at the story of Adam and Eve we see a broken relationship due to disobedience. The story of Noah and the flood teaches us that humanity has a tendency to rebel against a positive message and warnings that spiritual preparation is needed.

During the remainder of this Lenten season consider what your relationship with the Lord is like. Is your relationship one that is both warm and steady or, is it off and on?

When I was a pastor, I would often say; “Let me be the first to wish you Merry Christmas.” I knew that I would to see them again in church until then. So, what is your relationship like? Is it hinged on attending worship twice a year? That doesn’t get it done. I know, I have heard it over and over again and again, “I don’t need to attend church to live for God.”

By not attending worship services one is missing out on an integral part of their spirituality. By the way, when you have found the perfect church to attend let me know where it is so I can attend there also.

The church is made up of humans, and we ain’t perfect. Please don’t let that deter you from finding a place of worship and NOW is a great time to get started back to the church. Not everything will be perfect. We in the ministry are not perfect and people in the pews aren’t perfect, but we are forgiven and have been shown mercy.

The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD can be reached at 812-614-2160 or www.doclayne.com

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