Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Follower's Struggle to Love

Lord, I find it really hard to love you. I have never seen you before, I have never heard your voice before, nor have I ever touched or felt you before. All I have is a book that has recorded what you have done and said. I cannot truly perceive who you truly are as a person, and I always wonder whether I even know you when I call you 'Father'.

My mind knows that I should and need to love you, but I have never tried to love someone whose face I have never seen, whose voice I have never heard. This is something totally new to me, and my heart is struggling to know how to love you in the way that I should. I do not know whether my love for you is just a love of the mind, or does it come from the heart too? Lord, teach me to know how to love you with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all my strength.

Lord, I know not, teach me how.