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the agony of a single biscuit

If you have never been hungry, you cannot know the either/or agony created by a single biscuit — either your brother gets it or you do. And if you do eat it, you know in your bones that you have stolen the food straight from his mouth….This was the daily, debilitating side of poverty,…the perpetual scarcity that…makes the simplest act a moral dilemma. — Charles Johnson

In a world created perfectly there is an abundance of nutritious food, far more than needed to feed all. Our moral crisis (our spiritual crisis) is that we not only eat all we want and more, we allow the rest to rot rather than offer our brothers and sisters a single biscuit. And yet, we still have the arrogance to dare profess that we love God?