Unhinged from its proper object – God’s glory and our neighbor’s good – our love becomes self-focused; our holy passions become vicious, driving us away from God’s approaching steps and away from each other. We’re not living in the real world, the creation that God called into being and sustains by the word of his power; but in a make-believe world. We are living as though God and our neighbors were made for us. In other words, we are living unnatural lives – living as if we were or could become someone other than the true image of God, created to love God and each other.
– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 88