God of the hungry

God of the hungry 

Who knew what it was
To live with little
And be fed by the generosity of others

Challenge those whose bellies are full and but whose hearts are empty

Question those whose decision mean 
More will go hungry whilst the well fed have more

Demand change of those
Who think the hungry stranger is some-one elses problem

Bring your justice to those with empty cupboards
Bring your justice to those with barren lands
Bring your justice to those whose next meal may not come tomorrow, or the next day or even the day after that

Stand by those who give of themselves 
To feed the hungry  
Stand by those who work to provide new ways of producing food that neither hurts your planet nor depends on others having increasing wealth to access it 

Stand by those who ask the hard questions about how, in a world of plenty, may will be hungry again tonight

Teach us again and again that sharing what we have means we will better fed ourselves

Remind us that all things come from you and are to be treated as gifts from your table, to be shared with all your world

Amen

 

Ewan Aitken
Council Secretary
Church and Society Council
Church of Scotland

Matt 5:6

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires, God will satisfy them fully

 
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