Is it possible that God has made the necessary provision to alter the course of human suffering? We could argue that our generation’s privilege is to possess the resources to do so. I was reminded of this while watching the evening news last night as it was reported that if the monetary value of all of the food thrown away in America was divided among every citizen, we would each waste twenty-two hundred dollars a year… just on food.
To put it in perspective, twenty-two hundred dollars is one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-five dollars more than a large majority of the world’s population survives on annually (roughly a dollar a day). To put it in greater perspective, I’m reminded of Jesus’ words…
I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. –Matthew 25:35-36
- American Waste (slog.thestranger.com)
- Bestselling Author Max Lucado and Zondervan Offer Free Ebook (stevesammons.me)
- Listening to the Thunder, an amazing story by Max Lucado (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)