Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hunger in Haiti

As I rummaged through the freezer this morning, I couldn’t help but groan when I realized we were out of frozen fruit for my morning smoothie. Irritated but not angry, I grabbed a banana and a yogurt and headed out the door.

But on my drive to work, I remembered the blog post I read last night. A blog post that I know will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Some images can’t be unseen, and as much as I would love to turn a blind eye to world hunger, I can’t.

And for that I am both grateful and sad.

Grateful that God keeps giving me these doses of perspective, and sad that I live in a world where someone is eating cookies made of dirt.

As a person who eats gluten free, I often feel as if “there is nothing I can eat”. But my friends, there are people who actually have NOTHING they can eat. And so they satiate that pang of hunger with a cookie made of dirt. A cookie made of DIRT.

We may not be able to eat gluten, but there are so many wonderful things we can eat. So today, I encourage you to take a glimpse into the huge issue of world hunger. And I encourage you to share this glimpse with those around you, by reading this blog post: