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"Mama said we could watch shows on TV!!"he ran screaming through the house. I had to grab a kid who could read so they could fix the screaming, excited, frenzy that was occuring with the younger ones.
When all the steam has evaporated the salt from the solution remains in the base
of the flask that contained the solution.
God, too, hungers and thirsts.
What about God? Does he hunger? Yes and no. God has no needs
and therefore no need-loves. The reason is not that God lacks love, but
that God is love. Water can't get wet because it is
wet. God can't "fall" in love because he is love. This love
is agape, gift-love, love based on excess, not defect. God is
like an overflowing fountain, not like a receiving bucket. But this
fountain is not less dynamic, demanding, active and alarming than our most
passionate need-loves. The Hound of Heaven hunts for us more assiduously
than a starving dog hungs for a steak.
God too hungers and thirsts. He told us so, from the
Cross. It was not vinegar he thirsted for, but for people to enter his
Kingdom. Lovers thirst for other selves, not to consume but to give