Jesus said, “Just as the Father has loved me (God’s connection in Trinity) and I have also loved you (God’s connection with His creation)……love one another (our connection with each other).” (Jn 15:9,12). Being fully alive means sharing deep connection with God and deep connection with others. We have all experienced the effects of sin on relationships, how it destroys them. When people chose to disobey God (Ge 3) connection was lost, community was broken. But, the gospel is the Good News of reconciliation and restoration. Jesus died to restore relationship, both with God and with each other. ( Eph 2, 2 Co 5:18-19) This is God’s intent in creation: Community, God’s people, in deep connection with Himself and with each other.