We're caught between what we think we ought to be and the reality we feel. On many levels: As parents, emploers, employees, artists, spouses, friends, helpers, teachers, Christians. When we think of the God fo the universe philosophically, we easily become abstract. God must be perfect, all-powerful, all-knowning. God shows us who he is and what's important through the complex story of his relationship with humanity in scripture. God knows how hard it is to be vulnerable in real love. But he also knows that that is where true life is found.