Just when I start eating my food, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, I give thanks and acknowledge God silently. It’s an inner spiritual awareness. I am so fortunate to eat 3 meals. I pray and meditate for others who do not have food to eat for the day. I pray that a good Samaritans would step in and care for the hungry. Here we are in the 21st century with all the high-tech and advanced agriculture and farming and still have worldwide hunger in several countries. Even in advanced countries like USA has hunger problems. One need to just drive through some “homeless corridors” near downtown areas and get the picture. Most advanced technological societies have problems of hunger too.
It’s the inner spiritual awareness, which is God-given, is awakened. Many do have compassion and kindness. But, many have a tendency to “leave it to other guy or gal” mentality, to feed the hungry. Ofcourse, there are some places with beliefs (devotion) in USA who care for these hungry people. God bless those shelters who provide food for the hungry. God works through people, and that’s through the awakening of the spirit from the self, to reach out the less fortunate and concerns of others. I’ve witnessed watching tremendous amount of reaching out to the hungry people during Holiday season, especially in December month. We must realize that these hungry souls do need to eat and have shelter beyond holiday month. With our spirits being awakened, we will help and reduce hunger in our own communities by caring the unfortunate.
God also loves the hungry and the homeless. Next time when you see some people begging for food, carry some canned soup and energy bars in your car. It helps. Who knows God is sending some begging people in disguise to check and see if you can give to feed that hungry soul with compassion and love. Many in the 3rd world countries, such as in Africa and some Asian countries, many go hungry for days. Please pray and meditate for those hungry souls to be taken care of. Pray for sharing and applying our technological resources to care for the hungry. Pray for a giving heart for all the people in our communities to reduce suffering.
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada