from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
How much energy spent
How many opportunities lost
Because of my obsession with what others
may think of me
I turn this way
Speak in such a way
All to be acceptable to the fickle invisible lowercase other.
Comparatively little am I obsessed with the uppercase Other, who, though also invisible is never fickle.
Forgive me, dear Lord, for whoring after the approval that I don’t even want instead of earnestly seeking the approval of my true Master.
Patrick is Routine Revelation. These are entries from his personal spiritual journal. Most entries were written several years before they were published. For more on Rev. Riecke, click here.