Thursday, November 13, 2014
Enjoying Abundance, Eliminating Waste
It is Thanksgiving time. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays-not least of which because of the huge feast I enjoy with my family. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, green bean casserole, jello, cranberry salad, multiple desserts. It is delicious and abundant and I love it.
Yet, one of the biggest social issues of the modern world is hunger. Many, many go to bed hungry every single day. Often, in developed countries, we feel guilty for our abundance while others lack.
Guilt about abundance is not the answer.
...It is good and comely for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God has given him. Ecclesiastes 5:18
Also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13
It comes down to the matter of stewardship...to whom much has been given, much will be required." Luke 12:48
How well are you using what has been given you in the area of food?
The goal should be to enjoy abundance and eliminate waste. Waste is wrong. Waste is buying more than you need and throwing it away when it spoils.
Unused. Uneaten. Untouched.
Is not that we have more-it is that we have so much. Too much. Too much in our cupboards to eat. To much in our freezers and refrigerators to eat.
In fact, it's the fact that a whole lot of that food doesn't get eaten. Some rots before we ever touch it again after purchasing it. Some molds as it sits as leftovers that no one cares to eat or that no one is creative enough to reuse.
It is a travesty. Some would say it is sinful. But, it doesn't have to continue.
You can greatly reduce or even eliminate food waste. Please join me over at Womanhood With Purpose for my Top 4 Ways to Stop Throwing Away Food.