"Love is the sole motive of life."
God asks us, “Who do you love?”
“You will be driven where you think you find love, you will be fierce with the source of love, and if need be, you will destroy yourself…for love.”
We don’t know what we believe about love, or even what we think love is in the secret place of our hearts. We can spout the right things, but what we believe in the heart is something else. How then can we answer God’s question: “Who do you love?”
“You will go where you think you will be loved. You will do whatever you think will get you love, and you will become whatever you think your idol wants you to be.
“You will go, and do, and become for the sake of your idol—at the loss of your own identity, your destiny, even against your own values, and at the compromise of your own integrity! You will do anything for love, and if you do not know that, you do not know yourself. You do not know humanity.
“Love is your desperate quest, though unseen and unacknowledged. Love is the sole motive of life.
“The problem is: we don’t know where love is or what it is. Even born again in Christ, we often do not know.”
In Who Do You Love?, Martha surveys the vast history of man’s natural state of slavery, all resulting from our desperate need of love, and shines new light on the extraordinary Love who speaks tenderly to us—the faithless Gomers.
“We can’t have both God and the world… So comes the Cross into the process of life and brings its Light on our gods. The Cross comes to expose and eliminate the paltry rivals of God.”
This booklet is part of the Loving God Series.
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Posted by Bekah Joy (New York, NY) on 23rd Jan 2014
I keep coming back to this one. It is so basic and foundational. And revealing. As with many of Martha's writing, it feels like it was written directly to me.
Posted by Grace Sharon Christie on 23rd Jan 2014
Very enlightening and confronting. I like the clarity it provides. It's easy reading and thought provoking. I highly recommend reading Ms. Kilpatrick's books.
A short a very profound little writing...
Posted by Samuel de Roa Martinez (Spain) on 23rd Jan 2014
... that engages you to deeply meditate a long-life issue.
Who do I love?
Whose love do I look for?
Everything in life encircles that.
Thank you Martha!