I don’t know why this batch of bread ended up so flat. Did I let it rise too much before shaping it? But it’s still bread and it’s good. And we’re thankful that we have it.
And how fortunate are we? We gather around our Thanksgiving tables, happily sharing the traditional feast. And we are thankful. We might even stop to briefly think about less fortunate hungry people in the world. And then because it makes us a little bit uncomfortable, we quickly jump up to get a second helping.
Let’s face it. Many of us don’t even know what hunger means.
How sad it is that in this world that CAN feed everyone, there are still huge numbers who do know what hunger means. Some of them many never know anything else, with little hope of getting even the smallest crust of bread or a few grains of rice, let alone the rest of the ingredients that go into our Thanksgiving feasts and our every day bountiful tables.
Yes, they know what hunger means. How unfair is that? (continue reading )