As I observe the world around me, I’ve noticed humanity’s disregard for our fellowmen. It never fails to amaze me just how much we “care”. We’ve become so caught up in self that we don’t even notice those suffering right beside us. It’s all about me, what I want, what I can do, how I look, how life affects me. We spend so much time focused on the me factor, that we neglect our duty to each other.
As a little girl my mother use to tell us of the people in Africa who didn’t have what to eat most time, much less a choice, whenever we decided we didn’t want what she had. I pass persons on the streets begging a meal and think “If only I had the money to help them.” Then one day I’m at home and throw out some old food because I didn’t feel like having anymore of it. On days like those guilt rides my conscience. I can’t help but think that at that moment someone near me might be hungry and not even have old food.
There are other days when I have a craving and stop at nothing until I get what I want, simply because I wanted it (if you know me you know this is chocolate). Over the passed few months I’ve come to realize how self involved I am. For the last few years, I’ve posted a birthday wishlist on Facebook, hoping someone would get me a present. This year I have one wish.
I’ll need your help and the help of everyone you know. Let’s make a difference. This year help me share a meal with someone in need. And no, that’s not the friend who’s always hungry no matter what. There are tons of people around us who may have need of a friend with a well needed meal. Maybe a friend, a family meal, a co-worker, someone at the station, the homeless shelter, your neighbour, whoever you choose. You can do it solo or in groups. Help me make someone’s day special.
November 11 is SHARE A MEAL DAY! Let’s start a trend. Let’s make a difference. Share this post with your friends. Tag them in post just #shareameal. On November 11 post on your social media to let me know you took part. Lets’s change the world one meal at a time. Remember we are called to be our brother’s keeper. To be stewards of God taking care of the world around us.