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when the bread finally arrives

Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or brought it or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. – Daniel Berrigan

Looking into the eyes of the hungry is terrifying. Looking into the eyes of a starving person receiving food will change your life forever. Not many of us have such privilege. But we all have the opportunity to make sure the bread arrives.

This is World Hunger Action Month. Take time this month to help make sure the bread finally arrives. Working together we can end the obscenity of hunger in our lifetime.

 

“this is your prayer”

One sister told me that, years before, my aunt [sister Josephine] had summoned all the young sisters from their morning prayer, led them to the house of a poor family whose mother lay ill. They cleaned, prepared breakfast, got the children off to school. “This is your prayer” was all she said to the sisters. “None of us ever forgot that,” the sister said. — Daniel Berrigan