“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matthew 25:35

October 15th, is Bread for the World Sunday, and Monday, October 16th, is World Food Day. It is most fitting that these days occur during Respect for Life Month, as our American Bishops remind us that “our faith demands that we be creatively engaged in sharing the food that sustains life. There is no more basic human need.” (U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter: ”Economic Justice for All.”)
Hunger-related diseases still claim thousands of lives each day. Wars and natural disasters interfere with the production and distribution of food. “ Hunger is a symptom of poverty and inequality, and not of food scarcity, because the world produces enough food to feed each person…” (Maryknoll).
We at Nativity, as a community and as individuals, support many local, regional and international efforts to provide food for those in need. Let us continue to grow in the practice of Feeding the Hungry, not only as a Work of Mercy but also as a Work of Justice.

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