Earlier this week I listened to an audio clip from Harry Chapin relative to Thanksgiving food drives. You know the ones. Everyone in school brings cans of food, bags of rice, and oh yeah, remember the sacks of potatoes? They weighed so much that the class that brought thse bulky items always won the “who can bring the most to the food drive” competition.
Anyway, for one or two days a year, typically Thanksgiving and Christmas, the poor and the homeless eat well. Big deal. I agree totally with Harry. We should be worrying about the remaining 363 days of the year. Let’s feed people then. Let’s come up with a plan. Let’s get to the bigger issue which is why the richest country in the world can not feed its poor. Yes, the economy is a wreck and the formerly middle class folks may now be part of the underclass. But still, if you are reading this you probably have a roof over your head and lyou likely have a full belly.
So kiddos, we know you are well meaning. Heck, so was I when I sent my hundred bucks holiday donation to the Union Gospel Mission this year. But maybe, just maybe, there is a bigger issue here.
What do you think?
Enjoy your next adventure; wherever it takes you . . . Gaye