from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
What is love?
Love requires nothing of its object except to exist
Relationship requires more
Reconciliation requires more
But love loves because of its own nature
Not because of anything about its object
If I love a person because of that person's loveliness, or lovable nature, that says nothing about me--only something about the other person.
And I conclude, therefore, that I cannot love without God's indwelling, heart-changing spirit.
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.