Hunger for Love
My friends, how desparately do we need to be loved and to love.
When Christ said that man does not live by bread alone, he spoke of a hunger.
This hunger was not the hunger of the body.
It was not the hunger for bread.
He spoke of a hunger that begins deep down in the very depths of our being.
He spoke of a need as vital as breath.
He spoke of our hunger for love.
Love is something you and I must have.
We must have it because our spirit feeds on it.
We must have it because without it we become weak and faint.
Without love our self-esteem weakens.
Without it our courage fails.
Without love we can no longer look confidently at the world.
We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves.
With it we are creative.
With it we march tirelessly.
With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others.
Chief Dan George