from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
Unreality is smothered in reality. What we experience as unreality—the
busyness of this life—is rife with reality—the presence of God in this world.
They cannot be separated. We cannot truly escape unreality. The tabloids and
strife of work will always be with us. We may attempt to limit the amount to
which unreality flows into our lives, but it is never utterly turned off. Even
if we escape to the remotest desert to pray and fast, unreality will find us
because it always maintains an entrance into our consciousness in our own
thoughts. Unreality’s yang and bane is always present in reality’s yin. However,
even in the immersion of unreality, we cannot escape reality altogether. Indeed,
thought of pain, love and loneliness will ever live with us. Reality and
unreality have an adverse relationship—like quarrelling roommates.
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.