Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… Matthew 5:6 (NIV)
Love and Belonging – Hunger Series – Part 2
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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa.
This kind of inner hunger is what drives all physical hunger. When men and women feed their hungry souls power and money and control and status and titles; when they consume more and more wealth, conquer more and more land, build bigger walls of ‘security’ and store up extra for fear of scarcity, they always end up feeding themselves at the expense of others. From a personal scale to a national one, the hunger remains unsatisfied. So they continue.
Physical poverty begins with spiritual poverty. And the injustice of it is that it's rarely those who are physically impoverished that deserve to be. That’s why you often hear people come back from war-torn parts of the world, or countries of famine and crisis, and say that the people were so beautiful and generous in the midst of their suffering.