Sugar is made up of three molecules – oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Where is the sweetness? The sweetness is in the relationship. It is not a quality in any element of sugar. It is an emergent quality that resides only in the system as a whole.
The “sweetness” of our relationships is not in any one of us. The sweetness is in the molecular cohesiveness of the Holy Spirit. Our relationships are made sweet in spite of our best attempts. It’s grace.