Hungry Man Series
Hungry Man: A Hungry Man is a Dangerous Man
In the heart of every man await certain hungers, certain desires, certain drives. They motivate him, fill his thoughts, cause him to act or respond or seek satiation. These desires that have launched men into some of the greatest adventures of their lives – the hunger for fame, fortune or to rescue the damsel in distress. And yet when caught in the shadow, these hungers can erode gaping holes in the middle of a man’s heart.
In the Church today, we just don’t know how to approach these hungers.
Either we write them off as “boys will be boys” and excuse ourselves from responsibility and attention, or we hyper-control the desires to the point of suffocation through sin management and desire squelching.
It is true that a hungry man is a dangerous man – and that the shadow’s effect on our inner hungers can cause catastrophic results. But the answer is not to castrate desire, as many are in the habit of doing. The answer, in my opinion, is to release and direct, create space and appeal to wisdom in order to live into all that God designed for masculine hunger. THAT is what this blog series is about.
A hungry man is indeed a dangerous man. But not all danger is bad.
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