Christianity is a religion which is based on the power of relationships. Without relationships, Christianity becomes empty religiosity. Our first relationship is VERTICAL in as far as we relate with God. Our second relationship is HORIZONTAL in as far as we relate with all humanity. The way we relate with God affects the way we relate with humanity. If our vertical relationship is well-lubricated it follows that our horizontal relationships will be the exact representation of the vertical. The more we love God the easier it becomes to love humanity. Failure to love humanity is a clear indication that we do not truly love God. Indeed the vertical determines the horizontal. FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
THE VERTICAL DETERMINES THE HORIZONTAL