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movers & shakers

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move. — Arabian Proverb

I don’t remember where I first came across this proverb, but it’s always stuck with me as a powerfully concise description of how society as a whole deals with issues of every size.

There are always those who are not even interested. They simply do not care about the issue. There are those that care enough to be interested, and maybe even concerned enough to learn about the issue. Then there are those few who care enough to actually find a way to impact the issue.

Ending hunger in our lifetime requires that third class of people.  We need movers and shakers.

Those of us who care enough to act have to do what we can on behalf of the hungry. We need to actually move.

It’s not enough to know about hunger and poverty. We have to take that knowledge and use on behalf of those most in need. We need more movers.

So, the questions I leave with you this morning are simple ones. The proverb states there are three classes of people.

When it comes to ending hunger in our lifetime, what class are you?

Do you even care? Do you care enough to be interested and maybe even moved? Do you care enough to be a mover and a shaker, one of the class of people that will help change the world forever?