During last Wednesday’s conversation about food and “taking no thought,” a comment was made using a current term – Food Justice. We ran out of time before this concept could be fully discussed. Here’s one definition of Food Justice: “Communities exercising their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with consideration and deep care for the well-being of the land, workers and animals, critters and all creatures.”
Margaret Rogers in her Christian Science Sentinel article entitled “For the Good of the Whole” (August 26, 2002) shared this idea: “Every time people make choices to act for the good of the whole, they help put an end to the lie that individuals have personal interests separate from, and even harmful to, the whole.” The Sentinel’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, cut to the heart of this issue when she wrote, “Only by admitting evil as a reality, and entering into a state of evil thoughts, can we in belief separate one man’s interests from those of the whole human family, or thus attempt to separate Life from God” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896, p.18).
Questions to Consider:
- How do you view justice as it relates to food? To being a Christian?
- Have you had an experience where a changed thought about food resulted in healing?
- How can our prayers reach out to a hungry world?
If you can’t make it to Prayer and Share, please post your ideas on the Next Generation Fellowship Facebook page and/or email me your ideas to share. Thoughts and testimony related to other topics are always welcome as well.
We hope to see you Wednesday night at 7:30 in the Sunday School. Friends and family are welcome!