Here’s a 24-year old (“Jeff G.”) talking about his relationship with God.
God, for me, is like someone who’s already up when you’ve come downstairs in the morning and you’re stumbling to get that cup of coffee and he’s already there with his. And you sit on the front porch in a rocking chair and the sun is just starting to rise over the horizon and he says, ‘It’s a beautiful sunrise!’ And I say, ‘Yeah.’ And that’s it.
But I don’t think it’s that comfortable all the time either. God challenges us radically and has a radically different vision of the world. But at the end of the day, that vision is ultimately built on love, and what God has for us is love and presence more than anything else.
[This is from Mike Hayes’ Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s, 2007, Paulist Press, p114-5]