AN ENTERPRISE TO ANSWER THE CALL OF HUNGER
Lots of people have been wandering the face of the earth sans food, clothing and housing. The most important problem in the world is the shortage of food. In this matter, we are obligated to do our utmost to help. Plenty of people around us have been struggling without proper nourishment. In the hustle and bustle of daily living, we should not ignore the magnitude of this phenomenon.
In the gospels we come across a huge crowd that descended the mountain after the Sermon there. When he noticed how emaciated they had become for lack of food, the Guru questioned them: “What have you got to feed these people with?” A little boy, answering this question, raised his five loaves of bread and handed it to Jesus. It marked the start of a great miracle. The scripture says the entire crowd, including five thousand men, ate and was satisfied.
As a synonym of love, bread should always be available on this earth. Food is the most basic requirement for the sustenance of life. As human beings, our fundamental responsibility is to ensure that all around us and everywhere else no one is allowed to starve for want of food. We do not have the resources to satisfy the world’s hunger in its totality.
However, when we contribute our share to relieve the misery of our fellowmen, like the widow’s mite, we will be fulfilling the command of the Lord: “What you do to the least of my brethren, you are doing it unto me” (Mt 25:40).
It is thanks to the generosity of thousands of men and women all around the world that WPM’s “Five Loaves” has been able to carry on in different countries. When people of goodwill come together in this enterprise, Five Loaves will be able to solve the problem of hunger to a great extent.
You may contribute what you can to WPM’s Five Loaves project. Should you feel inspired to contribute, please get in touch.