We often think of God's presence as peace and comfort and indeed it is. But there is also a dangerous and disruptive aspect to knowing God. To invite God into our lives is to open ourselves to transformation and change. We cannot have the living Christ within us and still be the same old person! For some, this is such a fearful prospect that their religion is designed to actually keep God at a safe and confortable distance. The journey of faith is really a matter of letting God come close and closer into our lives.