As part of my spiritual journey, I’m making an effort to learn about Fair Trade and sustainable agriculture. I’m noticing the balance between diversity and efficiency in agriculture. In stores, I’m paying attention to the mix of agribusiness and local farmers. And I can attest that local eggs have a better color and taste than factory-farmed eggs.
By witnessing as a disciple of Jesus Christ, I find that living out his love for us includes stewardship in shopping and food choices. It all starts with the “living bread” I share in community with others: in worship at the communion table, in fellowship over coffee and goodies, in outreach through a food pantry, at home, when I pray before meals.
I praise God that I know deep inside that Jesus is the true Bread of Life. Thanks be to God!
This message is adapted from “My food, my faith” written by Sylvia High Karlsson that first appeared in the February 2010 issue of Café magazine.