uman beings are meant to live in an intimate, cooperative relationship with God. We feel distant from God only because we tend to live and think in ways that are not compatible with who God is -- and who we are.

God is love. And so, to be close to God, we need to be and live love, too -- with each other, and with God. The good news is, that is the most natural thing for us to do, because we are love.

In recognition of the diverse ways people think of God, throughout this area we refer to God sometimes simply as God, sometimes as He, and sometimes as She. Please feel free to mentally substitute your preferred way of relating to God.

To learn more about God and how to be close to God, read the following article:

Cultivating Intimacy with God