Many of us had been brought up within denominations that tended to emphasise the transactional nature of our relationship with God. Whilst our traditions spoke of the need for a renewed relationship with God, the reality was that the gospel often became distilled into a contract. Somewhere along the way the focus of a living vibrant relationship with God became lost.
Gunton's book 'The One the Three and The Many' outlines four main areas of relationship which characterise our lives. These are our relationships to ourselves, others, the planet/creation and to God. He describes the relationship within the Trinitarian Godhead as a model of community which we could readily use as an archetype for our patterns of relationship in these four areas. This framework has in turn helped to inform our adaptation of the labyrinth which encompasses all four areas of relationship.