When is a relationship real? When it has broken down. As long as each fulfills the other’s expectations, there is only a contract, but the people as they are people are not involved.
Once trust is breached, then a new depth enters: The depth of the human being. If there is truly a relationship—if it is the person inside that matters—then there is a search for forgiveness, for return and for healing.
So it was that within forty days of entering into a contract with the One Above, the children of Israel broke the deal. And...