The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. - Mother Teresa
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. - Erich Fromm
When we lived in Berlin, especially in the spring, I loved to sit and watch people move in and out of the subway, busy people with places to go. Homes are private, thoughts are private, but the subway we share. In a city like Berlin, it is an intimate part of everyday life.
The way people dress, what they carry in their hands, those who travel with them, all tell a story. – But what do we know about others? Behind their smiles or frowns what can we really know? – We all have secrets, things we barely whisper to ourselves, let alone tell someone else … they do, too.
Who can know the human heart? Who can untangle its web of emotion? Our souls cry out to be understood. We need something. We search in vain. We move with purpose like people on the subway, working, sometimes desperately grasping, but left to human devices, never finding.
Maybe we just want to be loved ... unconditionally this time.
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. – 1 John 2:17
The world has lied to me so many times that I've stopped asking it for answers. The paradox of faith is that when we stop rummaging around for worldly answers, when we give up on our own ideas of how life should unfold … love finds us.
... Father, thank You for the gift of Love in the form of Your son, Jesus. Father, help us to turn our backs on the empty promises of the world. Command our spirits to be ready to recognize and accept Your gift of Love. In Jesus name we cry out to You ...