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]