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Fighting Hunger Topic for Meditation
I'd like to request that as a special gift to your community, that you check with your local elementary school to see if there are children not eating dinner or not eating on weekends, and to organize a food drive if there's a need.
For donations pick items kids can open most easily without help. Suggestions include: food packaged in boxes, cans with pop tops, jars with screw lids, food packaged in bags - non-perishable foods. Buying food for others need not cost you more. For example, by buying your family a less expensive brand of icecream you can feed a family a supper of peanut butter and graham crackers.
Giving to the community is practical spirituality in action and not limited to church groups. Buying food for others need not cost your more. For example, by buying your family a less expensive brand of icecream you can feed a family a supper of peanut butter and graham crackers.
Service to the children in our community is an extension of caring for our own family. We are part of an individual family, then community family, extending into world family.
The drive to care and give springs from our consciousness that has been opened and expanded by many sessions in meditation and deep reflection. Why else meditate then to grow in spiritual consciousness, to grow into the full awareness of our humanity.
As the boundaries of selfishness dissolve, the ability and energy come to us in how to provide for more than ourselves. As meditation melts away personal limitations in thinking, more and more ideas come to mind in how to care for our fellow human beings. Growth in consciousness is progressive and what begins as an individual giving event can grow into a regular giving routine.
Children are hungry every day and need nourishing food to fuel their growing bodies. Children are our future and it is our job to give them the best care we possibly can.
Kids need to eat during the days away from school. Many schools have a free breakfast and lunch program, Monday to Friday. Action on the part of each of us can help fill the children's stomachs on Saturday and Sunday.
In your meditation today ask for personal guidance on how you can best be a part of nourishing the hungry kids in your elementary school neighborhood. Contacting the school office is the place to start to get the ball rolling.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer. Photo credit Stan Schaap.
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