in a world of plenty…

In a world of plenty, can people be left to starve? We think, ‘It’s just the way of the world.’ But if it is the way of the world, we must overthrow the way of the world. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”

                                                                            Bono

That, as they say my friends, will preach. Bono is right on in his assessment of what is needed. How long before we act? How many children have to die before we realize we must take action?

The time is past due for caring, compassionate and righteous people around the globe to join forces “against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places”  that hold two-thirds of our human family hostage to hunger. 

Enough is enough. Eradicating hunger is a spiritual conflict. Allowing even one child to die of hunger when there is food available means we need to more closely examine the claims of the gospel in our lives.

In the end, all our pious claims of faithfulness, all our creeds, all our doctrinal statements, all our hours of worship and all our professions of belief will be blown away as chaff in the wind. Only what we do for the least of these among will remain.