Mar 7, 2009

Global Food Crisis Day is Wednesday. 3.11.09. If this is news to you, PLEASE STOP READING, and go HERE. I’d rather you spend your minutes watching the video than hanging out on this post.

“One child dies approximately every 7 seconds from hunger-related causes.”

I don’t know what bothers me more: the fact that this is TRUE, or the fact that it’s ridiculously easy stay numb to it’s reality. It makes me almost physically ill to think of how much time and energy I spend making myself comfortable. Safe, even.

I’m not going to tell you what to do or how you should respond. But I will say this: if this global food crisis doesn’t stir something deep within, then perhaps we’ve allowed life to become too safe. Too comfortable. Too much about self-love.

Real love hurts for those who are hurting. And if this doesn’t feel painful, then maybe we don’t love as much as we think we do. Maybe it isn’t love at all.


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