Sri Lanka Sunday: Hungry Like The Wolf


In 1982, Duran Duran filmed the music video for their hit song Hungry Like The Wolf in the jungles of Sri Lanka. In that context the word “hungry” doesn’t mean physical hunger, of course, but I can’t help but think of the different types of hunger that that we’ll be meeting in Sri Lanka in a few short days.

Hunger for nutritious food.

Hunger for knowledge.

Hunger for a peaceful future.

Hunger for hope that tomorrow can be a little better than today was.

I also have a hunger as we set out on this journey. I have a yearning in my soul to help us all to meet the children of Sri Lanka in a way that opens our hearts and captures our collective imagination. I want to join you in a great big beautiful dream of children with plenty to eat, with good educations, and futures that are bright. And I want to inspire us to work together to make that happen.

But prepare yourself! No dream comes without a cost. It will take our time to stop and see the need. It will take a risk of sharing someone’s pain to let our hearts be open. It may take a little of our hard-earned money to help this child right now who is waiting for one of us to help them get that hope and share that dream.

I too am hungry like the wolf. I’m on the hunt and I’m after you to have your life changed as we help change the lives of a generation in Sri Lanka on child at a time.


4 thoughts on “Sri Lanka Sunday: Hungry Like The Wolf”

  1. “It will take a risk of sharing someone‚Äôs pain to let our hearts be open.” — True.

  2. I continue to have mixed feelings when I read about this. We ALWAYS have the risk of judging other cultures by our own standards.

    Clearly the ten girls in this picture are overall healthier than any ten girls in any American school.

    So I welcome your description of different types of hunger.

    At the Christian school I went to from 1-12 in Costa Rica, I had three or four classmates every year that were sponsored through Christian Children’s fund.

    So I KNOW the effect of a few pennies per day. And I support it wholeheartedly!

    Those funds helped the school survive at a time when it really needed help. Today that school is huge, does not really need help, consequently, CCF moved on to other projects. As it should.

    Sponsoring a kid is a great way to get involved, to try to understand if only a bit more, the complexities of life in a different country, in a different culture.

    Yes there is hunger in Costa Rica. But there is also better health care for the poor than in the Most powerful country in the world.

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