Life on the Margins: What Steps can I Take?
Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. ~ James 2:15-17
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved. ~ Bono
Sometimes the problem of extreme hunger in the world feels too big to overcome.
It can feel as if nothing one person does will even make a dent.
And it's true that the steps you take won't change the overall tragedy of food insecurity in the world.
But your step, combined with someone else's step and someone else's and someone else's, can begin to make a difference in the lives of some who are hungry.
Maybe it is working at the local food bank?
Or advocating for the hungry by writing to your congress person?
Or leading helping the outreach ministry at church?
Maybe it is just making some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a local school program for disadvantaged youth?
Maybe it is writing a check?
Every step takes a dent. Every action demonstrates a centered, loving, and living faith.
Question for thought: What is one action you can take this week to love someone who is hungry?
Pray: Ask God to move you to action.