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Loneliness - The most terrible poverty.

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted and unloved is the most terrible poverty.

The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love.

The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty—it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality.

There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.

In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented, where everything is measured according to the results. We get caught up in being more and more active to generate results. In the East – especially in India – I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under n banyan tree for half a day chatting to each other. We Westerners would probably call that wasting time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love. The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving.

God will fully use you to accomplish great things, on the condition that you believe much more in His LOVE than in your own weakness. Mother Teresa


Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith, is also of little love!

Twee dinge het my lewe leefbaar gemaak : Die liefde wat ek gegee het—en die liefde wat ek ontvang het. C J Langenhoven.

Groete: Koekie Erlank

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