Wednesday, October 15, 2008

World Food Day

Tomorrow is World Food Day. I'm translating a POHDH press release on Haiti's food crisis that calls the Haitian government to reexamine its adherence to neoliberal trade policies, and I am contemplating the billions of people worldwide that will go to bed hungry tonight. It's easy to wonder if, sitting at my computer with French-English dictionary on hand, I am really doing what is required of me. Here is my challenge:
"I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."


nerkert said...

Hi Sweetie. It looks like your post has left all of us speechless, as we consider the same challenge (from the warmth and safety and comfort of our lives.)

Tim said...

hey Lexi--
the question of enough will take a lifetime to answer. as you pursue the downward mobility of the gospel, remember also how crucial self-care is. there's a tricky element of optimization in all of this, in which we become most available in love and uplift through being whole in ourselves.

you and Ben are certainly in my prayers. i miss you guys and am encouraged by your commitment to his call in your lives.


river otters said...

I finished reading The Rainy Season. So sad. What a tangled mess Haiti's history is. It looks extremely difficult to assist in ways that will be accepted and effective, but I pray God gives you discernment on when to say "yes" and when to let go. We KNOW the End, when Jesus sets all this mess right! love & hugs, L


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