You Cannot Love What You Do Not Know
I've heard it quoted from Spurgeon, Augustine, in the context of learning about God and studying the Bible.
It's a sobering thought, and true. If I do not know you, I cannot love you – or, love you well. If I do not let others know me, or know me well, they cannot love me – well.
I pray for more opportunities to know people. I pray for genuine relationships to be formed. I pray for deep spiritual friendships which grow into deep spiritual communities and deep transformations to occur in mind and heart and soul. I pray for a deep, abandoning dependency on God that brings me to me knees daily and points to the Christ.
These are the things I pray.