God Gave Us Abundance. Why Do People Go Hungry?

We serve a God of abundance, a God who intends for everyone to “have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). The prophet Isaiah exhorts his listeners to respond to God’s abundance with acts of justice and compassion, including sharing our food with all who hunger and dismantling systems that produce hunger in the first place (58:7). Our own access to wholeness and abundance is explicitly tied to seeking the wholeness of others.

Proclaiming God’s abundance feels counterintuitive in a world filled with excruciating and growing hunger: In the United States, long-standing food deserts, racial inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a broken social safety system are all contributing to a growing crisis of hunger. Globally, at least 140 million people are currently affected by a dire food crisis; 49 million people are just one step away from famine conditions.

Read the rest of the article by Adam Russell Taylor, including a quote from Growing Hope Globally President Max Finberg, at https://sojo.net/

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