Saturday, April 15, 2017

Urban Way of the Cross, Eighth Station: Defenseless Against Hunger

Urban Way of the Cross 2017
If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted towards your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
 "There are some things in place that our country has going for us, even in times like this.  Places like where I work: Roadrunner Food Bank. Places like Rio Grande Food Project...But we also have social safety nets. These are government programs. These are our fist line of defense against hunger.  They're not the best. They need to be improved upon rather than cut. Nonetheless, they are still there and they can help out a little bit.  -Jason Riggs, SNAP Outreach Coordinator, Roadrunner Food Bank
God of the creation: We pray for daily bread...” with the full expectation that the day begins with a healthy choice from a pantry full of good things to eat. Remind us of the millions for whom breakfast may very well be the only meal of the day. -Rev. Michael Livingston

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