Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Hunger For God

Lunch, George Tooker, 1964 Columbus Museum of Art
Linking with lovely Tess at Magpie Tales #94


Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.  ~Author Unknown


We feed our hunger for food with a ham and cheese on wheat.
We feed our hunger for success with a bigger title and a corner suite.

We feed our hunger for possessions with red leather stiletto shoes.
We feed our  hunger for knowledge with the daily chronicle news.

We feed our hunger for freedom with a Harley Davidson in shiny chrome.
We feed our hunger for a place in the world with a 30 year mortgage loan.

We feed our hunger for companionship with a pretty face from greatmatch.com.
Yet, we foolishly choose starvation when it comes to our hunger for God.


34 comments:

  1. It's been a while since I've stopped at your blog!
    Nothing has changed- your words are still continued to be greatfully written.
    I will stop by very often!
    xo

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  2. The match sites never worked for me...

    God had me for lunch quite a long time ago, 1966, just a couple years after Tooker painted this one...

    If it wasn't for what came next, I would consider myself one of the lucky ones.

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  3. I love this one! The quote is quite fitting, too. You are so talented. ♥

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  4. POWERFUL and so TRUE!!! This is such a wee life in comparison to eternity and yet somehow we are so easily consumed by it!
    Much to think about here,
    Thank-you

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  5. A beautiful post!

    To me, asking for spiritual guidance is as natural as breathing.

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  6. Awesome. I love this. :) And point taken!

    iamthat-shawna.blogspot.com

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  7. thought for food,

    love your imaginations.

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  8. Truth here, Carrie! Blessings to you in this Christmas season.

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  9. this is one of the best I saw this past week... love it!

    JJRod'z

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  10. ...very true. we just have to satisfy our hunger for God...


    http://preciousnotesmundanethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-am.html

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  11. You got right to the heart of it all ....

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  12. Dear dear Carrie,

    As you can see...once again I have fallen off the poetry grid in search for the folklore trail. Looking through the edited versions. Time consuming but necessary.

    Still, I should not deprive myself from enjoying beautiful poetry like yours here. Simply stunning and true.

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  13. Hey Carrie, the worst part is that if they satisfied that hunger (for God) then most other hunger would turn to satisfaction and fulfillment, but what can you do? At least there are people sending out hope such as yourself, take care.

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  14. I really like how you put this together and it flows- Thanks!

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  15. Carrie, you are right on with this message. A very wise write!

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  16. Much wisdom here..so often we hunger for the temporary

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  17. This is wonderful, Carrie. We feed our hunger with superficial flavors and too often fail to fill up on deeper sustenance.

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  18. yep...nice progression in this...and i think reaching the bottom we can trace its effects all the way back to the top

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  19. this was pretty awesome, Carrie...loved the way you progressed it. And the quote at the top is great too!

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  20. Carrie, you hit the spiritual nail on the head. The world is so noisy and demanding; it leaves one little opportunity for peace. And in the peace is that still, small voice, whispering, "Give it up... it's just stuff. Go for what really matters." Like being a mensch, putting others first. Great couplets, well said. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/the-day-i-saw-an-angel-fly-lyrics/

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  21. Ah Yes Dear Carrie well said dear one, Well Said ! Blessings!

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  22. This is a brilliant accomplishment..unfortunately, what feeds us is all external..thanks for this..

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  23. Captivating! You really ended it well in the end! Amazing, well-penned.

    Erick Flores

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  24. oh my....terrific
    just wonderful

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  25. A truth in every line. That's got to be tops in some award scheme or other!

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  26. WOW- This is definitely one of my favorites, Carrie!

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  27. Loved this! Very cool how this picture just screams hunger now that I've read your words, although it had not occurred to me before. Well done.

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  28. I really enjoyed this, Carrie. We'd do well to remember the ephemeral nature of material things.

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  29. I absolutely love this quote, and the poem is beautiful :-)

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  30. So evocatively written! Those downcast eyes, those still figures - hunger for the real thing, which can only be found in the Lord. A wonderful response to the prompt.

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