Praying for the hungry means feeding the hungry. Pope Francis has it right. This is how prayer works. Caring enough to pray for the hungry means little if our compassion isn’t deep enough to lead us to action.
We can, and we should, end hunger in the next 15 years. Working together we can change the world forever. Praying for the hungry is necessary to make it happen. Feeding the hungry is necessary to make it happen. Changing our values and our consumer-oriented and our wasteful lifestyles are all also necessary.
The key to ending hunger in our lifetime is taking action. We just need to care enough to act.
Here’s a powerful and timely message for all of us. There’s precious few of us who do not stand in need of healing. And here is a perfect prescription.
As this little nugget so succinctly points out, we need to play more, to laugh more, and fill our life with more joy. And unlike most prescriptions, this one is absolutely free.
The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it. – Sitting Bull
We live in a world so richly blessed it’s almost beyond imagination. Native Americans, especially the plains tribes, have long understood the world as our mother, a mother that provides everything her children need. Sitting Bull’s quote comes out of that perspective.
We live in a world with far more than enough food to feed every person on the planet. Yet, as I awake this morning, I realize that another 25,000 of my brothers and sisters died in the last 24 hours because they did not get to share in our mother’s abundant resources.
Yes. we have the intellectual and technological capacity to “make everything.” But we lack the spiritual capacity or the basic human morality to share what we have with those who die from the want of it.
Sitting Bull is absolutely right. We can make anything we want. The lesson for us now is learning how to be human enough to distribute it in a just manner.