With a Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving has always been a big ordeal for my family, second only to Christmas: lots of family and lots of food.  In recent years, I’ve begun to feel a little uneasy with this arrangement.  While we are eating our huge Thanksgiving feast, likely encroaching on the sin of gluttony, there are 925 million hungry people in our world – this world that Christ has called us to reach, both spiritually and physically (whatever you do for the least of these…).

Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes.  Sixteen thousand!  Find a clock.  Watch five seconds go by.  In that amount of time, someone’s son or daughter, brother or sister, has died because they didn’t have access to the nutrition they needed.   Continue reading…