from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
It's so much easier to build what can be seen than to build what cannot.
My heart is the invisible part of me.
And is infinitely difficult to care for.
Yet it is all that matters.
If I gain the whole world and lose my soul, what good is it?
Invisible God, teach me to build, manage and invest in my own heart.
Teach me to allow You in
Live in me.
Am I to enjoy building that which will never be complete?
In these quiet moments of reflection--moments of prayer and wrestling with God--I sense I am doing the taxing loathsome work of building my heart, my soul.
And yet, no matter how ardently I build, the work is never done.
There is always another deception to bring to light or another twisted mindset that I need you to untangle.
I know that some work--such as laundry and bridge painting--are characterized by their undone-ness, but must it be so with such an invisible and dire thing as my own heart?
What a miserable lot.
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.