Sleeping with Bread

I’ve been told that during the Second World War, evacuee children from London were sent to bed holding a crust of bread. The idea was to re-assure them that there would be bread the next day and that they would not go hungry. They had food today, they would have food tomorrow.

This caused me to think of the millions of children who would go to bed desperately hungry tonight and hungry tomorrow and so on. In the days to come there will be some who will not survive.

As my heart bleeds for them I’m reminded that this is not how our Lord wants us to live. We really have made a mess of running this world without reference to God. Oh, that we would learn how to live so that the vulnerable do not suffer. God forgive us.