Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sharing Food

Today's reflection could have been written about our own little town of Troy, except that we're not quite big enough for a doctor.  However, the barter and trade system is alive and well, and food is a very common item for services.

The challenge the reflection provides could easily be filled by Libby's Kids' Kitchen (there are two opportunities there), or the upcoming work by the same group of people to help plant a kids' garden and keep it going. 

With these days of genetically modified foods, antibiotically fed animals that become our meat, etc., knowing how to grow your own food is quite important, and a skill to pass along to the next generation.  Taking or, even better, teaching, a wildcrafting class to emphasize edible foods in the wild, useful plants and herbs is another service that can be provided.  As Genesis 1:29-30 says:
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.
 From the beginning, God provides for us - but we must still help teach the children.  Come out and volunteer some Saturday!

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