O God, to those who have hunger give bread; And to those who have bread give the hunger for justice. Amen.
-(Anonymous, Latin America)
We ran out of bread this week. COVID has changed our shopping habits. Keith or I used to stop by the grocery store several times a week to pick up whatever we might need for the next day or two — ingredients for dinner that night, basic staples that were running low, small treats to satisfy a craving. Now, we get our groceries delivered once a week. It requires more planning… and from time to time, we run out of things.
This week, we ran out of bread. But of course, we didn’t really “run out” of bread. We have access to bread. We have places where we can purchase bread. We have money with which we can purchase bread. Our problem is one of convenience, rather than hunger. In this, we are privileged.
We’ll plan our shopping list differently this week. We don’t want to run out of bread.
But even more, we don’t want to run out of the hunger for justice.
Lord, keep me — keep us all — hungry for justice.
As you pray to the God who calls us to justice, may you remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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