The need for love.

I found this quote today in a book I was reading, “The Wisdom of the Native Americans”, it rings of truth and beauty I had to share it.

“My friends, how desperately 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 inthe 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 just have.  We must have it because our spirit feeds upon 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 out 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

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