Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our Deepest Needs

Love. Appreciation. Connection.

At our core, we're very much the same. We need to love and be loved. We need to be appreciated and appreciate others. We need to make deep connections with people and we need to connect with a purpose that ignites our passion.

The best stories touch on these aspects. Romeo & Juliet, Titanic, Forrest Gump and The Lord of the Rings are few examples. And the heartbeat of humanity will keep producing stories with these truths.

Everything we need can be found in God's embrace. Love, appreciation and connection are important to God because they are important to us. He knows us at our essence. He's familiar with every thought and every emotion. God knows what we need the most and we have to remind ourselves of that.

Material goods can make us happy for a while but eternal goods keep us happy forever.

[picture by Nathan Colquhoun]


Reub said...

This is good! Everyone needs love!!

jamey johnson said...

Great choices on movie examples...good post!

SolShine7 said...

Yeah, those are good movies.

Anonymous said...

Nice post... I haven't read your stuff in a minute.. But yea, that is true, everyone needs to give and show love.

I remember that book Captivating! WE read it a while ago. This post reminds me of that book a little.