I wonder what kind of uproar there would be in our community if even just one of our public schools could not supply school lunches for a month,
or a week,
or even a day.
We have lived in this community for almost 15 years,
and I am sure that there would be a massive upheaval of
community leaders if for even ONE day
our students were not given lunch.
People would stop their world to complain,
the administration building would have lines of people
the phone lines to the school(s) would be
people of our community would want answers!
News stations would be called!
"This is unfair for our children!"
"Our children need better then this!"
"Our children deserve better then this!"
"This is not right!"
"How can our children learn if their bodies are not being fueled?"
"We will not stand for this!"
with bellies full...
eating our luxury foods...
without a care that there are children all over the world
who are not eating!
Who are not being loved.
Who don't have hope for a future.
Who will help?
Who will stand and fight for them?
Who will care for them?
It's okay -
they aren't our children.
But you know what -
they are our children,
and more importantly they are
What does God say about caring for the needy and poor?
"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
he too will cry out and not be answered." (NIV)
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy." (NIV)
"Jesus answered, 'If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions
and give to the poor,
and you will have treasures in heaven.
Then come, follow me.'" (NIV)
"Sell your possessions and give to the poor.
Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out,
a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted,
where no thief comes near and no moth destroys."