What should we – individually and collectively – be doing differently about hunger issues in our community?
The faith community realizes our responsibility to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked and to provide shelter for the homeless, because Jesus taught us in Matthew 25:31-46. We make genuine efforts to meet our responsibilities and yet these alarming statistics of families going without food, continue to haunt and nag at us on a daily basis. It is evident that we need a concerted strategy to deal with the problems in our society that lead to hunger in the midst of plenty. Hunger is a system of the problem. The problem must be addressed in a systematic manner with commitment for the long run.
We can continue to feed fish to the less fortunate, but until we are willing to invest time and teach the less fortunate how to fish, the symptoms of hunger and hopelessness will continue to challenge our faith and ministry. However, until such strategy is in place we must keep the frying pans hot and filled with fish for the less fortunate.