The Word Among Us

November 2008 Issue

“Lord, I Long for More of You”

This is one prayer that Jesus will always answer.

“Lord, I Long for More of You”: This is one prayer that Jesus will always answer.

Every two-and-a-half seconds a human being dies of starvation—about 30,000 people per day. While agencies like Catholic Relief Services ask us for donations to help put an end to this problem, Jesus chose the image of hunger and neediness to make an important point: "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied" (Matthew 5:6).

Jesus wants us to know that those who are hungry for God will be blessed. He wants us to know that those who seek the Lord because of this...

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