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      Be Generous To The Hungry

      As I was looking at this picture, I thought about feeding others.  As Christians, we are called to feed the needy.  This doesn’t start with our political vote (although you may think that will make the ultimate difference).  It starts with each one of us taking action.  Here’s a passage from the book of Isaiah that expands on this thought:

      “If you get rid of unfair practices,
      quit blaming victims,
      quit gossiping about other people’s sins,
      If you are generous with the hungry
      and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
      Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
      your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
      I will always show you where to go.
      I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
      firm muscles, strong bones.
      You’ll be like a well-watered garden,
      a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
      You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
      rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
      You’ll be known as those who can fix anything,
      restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
      make the community livable again.

      Isaiah 58:9-12 (The Message)

      How are you and I being generous to the hungry?  How can we bring light to the dark and shadowed areas of this world?

      Today, I’m hooking up with The Sunday Community.  Hop on over here to see what I’m talking about.