"A gift can be costly or cheap, tangible or intangible, beautiful or ugly, satisfy a deep longing or add nothing to our existence. By definition, a gift, requires no payment and yet we all too often find ourselves striving and stressing to obtain, by some other means, what is offered to us freely. All too often our hearts tend to trust or cling to whatever object comes along, offering some kind of hope.
The letter to the churches of Galatia is about a gift of infinite and intangible worth offered to a people who initially received it with joy and satisfaction and yet began striving after alternative and cheap substitutes that fostered religious bondage in their lives.
This autumn, in our new series we are exploring this gift of infinite and intangible worth, a free gift that doesn’t just surprise on the surface but satisfies the deepest longings of the human condition.