from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
My view of my self may be as significant as my view of
And I have a view of my self that is utterly dysfunctional. All at once
I am in love with my self and I despise my self.
But my despise for my self is not humility. It is actually pride. I
despise my self because I am not, in that moment’s estimation, admirable enough
to be loved naturally.
After all, if I can be loved naturally, I do not require mercy, grace
So I really despise grace when I despise my
What must I do? I must embrace my shortcomings as a child embraces
their need for a parent. And allow that need to drive me to my
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.