June 20, 2014

a place at the table

Charity is commendable; everyone should be charitable. But justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don’t go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth; justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance. Faith-based charity provides crumbs from the table; faith-based justice offers a place at the table. — Bill Moyers

We live in a world blessed beyond imagination, filled with more than enough food for all. When will we wake up enough to realize that even the most basic morality demands that we end the unnecessary evil of hunger?

As Moyers writes, ending global hunger is not about charity. It’s about justice. It’s about caring enough to act.

2 Responses to “a place at the table”

  1. Thanks Ray, enjoy your reflections and continued commitment to the poor and hungry. It is a justice issue. Blessings
    Ron

  2. Ray Buchanan says:

    Hey Ron. Thanks for the comment. Glad to know someone is getting something from the posts I do.