This isn’t democracy at work…it is unadulterated greed; partisan politics working to benefit the wealthy, with no pretense of helping those in our society with the greatest need. Every senator voting for this bill is sending a clear and unambiguous one-finger salute to the vast majority of our nation.
There’s a huge difference between healthcare and wealthcare. We truly do not need more tax breaks for the wealthy of our nation, especially at the price of taking away medical care for those most at risk, Our democracy needs an immediate and life-saving transfusion of a 50/50 solution of justice and compassion.
Now, the proposed draconian budget cuts #BLOTUS has proposed exponentially exacerbates the real problem. Budgets are moral documents. The one now proposed by #Blotus is yet one more clear demonstration that he is not only unfit for the highest office in the land, he is unfit to mingle in civilized society.
How long will we as a democratic nation allow him to make a mockery of the office of President while he rampages around like a blind bull in a china shop? It’s gone beyond sad. It’s now officially disgusting.
We need to stop being enablers. It’s time for an intervention.
Hunger is not abstract numbers even if those numbers are in the thousands or even millions. Hunger is real, and it has a million faces.
One such face is that of this malnourished child in the village of Old Fangok in South Sudan. The mother brought her son the Dr. Jill Seaman’s clinic for help.
When Dr. Seamon offered a packet of Plumpynut the young child grabbed it from her hand and consumed it so fast she offered a second packet. This one, seen in the photo, was eaten a little more slowly.
Dr. Seamon took the photo after asking the mother’s permission, and then shared it with Stop Hunger Now who provided the funds to purchase the Plumpynut. She uses food as a vital part of her medical treatments as hunger and malnutrition are major health issues in her area of South Sudan and has grown worse with the increased violence and warfare.
Working together we can keep food in the hands of hungry children, and make possible the compassionate work of dedicated medical staff like Dr. Seamon. Thanks for all you do to help end hunger in our lifetime. Thank you for caring enough to act. Thank you for being a part of the global movement to eradicate hunger forever.
Gracious God and glorious Creator, as we celebrate Mother’s Day and give thanks for the love and care provided by our mothers, we recognize that your love and your care sustains all of us, and even this planet we call home. We give you thanks for your presence in our lives and we thank you for all we have received from our mothers.
Yet, Lord, we know that even as we honor our mothers, there are millions of mothers who are not so blessed. Help us remember those mothers around the world this morning who face hardships and dangers we cannot begin to imagine. Be with mothers everywhere to lighten their burdens, provide relief from their worries and grant them rest from their unceasing labor.
We pray especially for all those impoverished mothers around the world who are stalked by the shadow of hunger of hunger, those mothers who live in constant fear of famine and must fight every day just to provide enough nourishment to keep their children alive. The love those mothers feel for their children is no less than the love our mothers had and have for us.
Be with hungry mothers and hungry children everywhere this morning. Help us honor them as we honor our own mothers. Let them feel your love, and let them be fed. Amen.