Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What I learned in reading today...

I am reading a commentary on the book of Proverbs (I know what you are thinking why? I am going to let you think of the answer).

The writer is writing about love for neighbor (perfect for the month of February). Here are the words he penned "For Americans this means taking seriously the claim that we have the means but lack the political will to virtually bring an end to world hunger. A number of presidential studies in the 1970s concluded with Jimmy Carter's commission on hunger that "if decisions and actions well within the capability of nations and people working together were implemented, it would be possible to eliminate the worst aspects of hunger and malnutrition by the year 2000." (Cited in D. Beckmann and A. Simon, Grace at the table: ending hunger in God's world 1999) Sadly, we know that the challenge was not heeded and that the numbers of the hungry in the United States and around the world has increased disproportionately with the growth of world population. Christians who choose the neighbor love of Proverbs will both give and seek to bring an end to unjust economic practices on a local and national level."

What do you think?

Howden Matt Howden

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