our real enemy

“If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority.”

David W. Brooks, member, Presidential Commission on World Hunger

There will never be peace without justice. And there will never be justice without an end to the unnecessary suffering of those that lack daily bread. Brooks is right. If we truly desire peace our real enemy is hunger.

Over 25,000 of our family will die today of hunger and hunger-related disease. These are victims whose unnecessary deaths mark our society as superficial, self-centered, uncaring and morally bankrupt.

Our generation has the power to end hunger forever, yet we refuse to get involved. Making war on hunger is not a “must do” for us. It’s certainly not our number one priority. Let’s be brutally honest. Is ending hunger in our lifetime even on our list of priorities?

It’s clear who our real enemy is. Where’s the nearest mirror?