The Importance of Love
“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
At mass today the priest mentioned the quote above from Mother Theresa. The sermon was pretty funny, the priest had a hard time remembering all the characters from The Lion King and also kept on confusing the titles of the movies he wanted to talk about. He called Simba, Samba and Simbalaya… who knows maybe he wanted to dance the Samba or was hungry for some Jambalaya. He also said could not remember the name of the Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings. His message was simple, Jesus gave his life for us and all of the movies mentioned above have either sacrifice or resurrection as a theme. The ultimate sacrifice being to give your life to save someone else’s. How many people are you willing to do that for?
Mother Teresa was asked by someone how can they help end hunger and she recited the quote above. Love it is such an important aspect of our lives, yet it is sometime overlooked. I don’t think wealth is measured by how much you have but how many people love you. I am blessed to have a family that loves me and friends that in my heart are part of my family.
I think we all need to remember what love really means and make an effort to show it in everything that we do. From the moment we wake up we should radiate a message of love. Let’s cure the world’s hunger for love, smile at someone today and see what effect it has.