“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa
I know this intuitively. We all do. Love is the primary human need, the one thing we are all searching for.
Does anyone ever actually find it? Complete and total, unwavering love and acceptance?
Not from human beings.
We all have conditions applied to our love. Even if those conditions are not really there, we perceive that they are, self impose them. Nothing is ever really given for nothing.
That perception and the loneliness that creeps into our hearts as a consequence is a distraction. It only serves to keep us from focusing on helping others. Is keeps us centered on ourselves and on our own hurts instead of seeing and addressing the hurts of others around us.
So what do you do? You don’t succumb. You fake it until you find it, ministering to others until their joy is reflected in you.
That is the love that heals.