Often, I say, “I’ve spent my life hanging with God.” He raised me. He continues to raise me. He’s my Friend; I have no memory of a time when God was not present in my life. But God isn’t a generic figure. He’s specific. He reveals Himself throughout history, to Abraham, to Moses, to Israel, to us in Christ. Through the Holy Spirit, He continues to reveal Himself to each of us every day and we need to be in relationship with Him to understand that He is revealing Himself. Sometimes our relationships are stormy but that’s not a problem. In fact, if you’re like me, it’s to be expected. The problem is when we opt out or try to appease God so that He’ll leave us alone. Then, we suffer from “MTD.” It’s not a Catholic thing. It’s a Christian thing. It’s a human thing. And it’s deadly.
Regardless ones faith, Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s post is worth a read.