We are incapable of loving God unless we can first trust Him. And we cannot trust Him unless we see Him. . .unless we truly see Him as He is, as One who can be trusted because of who He is. All distorted images tend toward distrust and extinguish in the soul the capacity to love God. All clarity of God’s character leads toward trust, which in turn gives birth to love in the soul. This is the most basic of all principles regarding human relationship with God.