Many times through my life, I’ve heard about and seen people who are hungry or lack healthy food, and this had a great impact on me.
One of the reasons I love the Christian faith is that we have a God, (Maker, Creator, Provider) who LOVES creation. A God who knows, loves and delights in the chatter of a community meal, the fragrance of a flower or the orange-ness of a carrot.
The very act of our immense and unimaginable God becoming flesh, demonstrates the importance of the material world. This isn’t some “pie in the sky spirituality.” This is spirituality grounded in things we can feel, hear, taste, see and smell.
Demonstrated through Jesus’ actions, our God gives us freedom to be aware of the relationships around us, and to nurture them in love.
This makes me question our treatment of the food we consume: where it comes from, how and who produces it, and even how and with whom we eat it. Because that food, and the soil it grew in, is a part of the network of relationships our God loves.