25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The Global Poverty Act of 2007 never made it into law. One of its goals was to reduce by one-half the proportion of people who live on less than $1.00 per day. This would have required the United States to add billions a year to its overall spending on humanitarian aid.
Today’s Gospel challenges us to ask ourselves if we are really willing to share. The bounty of the Lord is sufficient for all of God’s chilrend. We who are blessed to live in a land of plenty must ask ourselves why we have so much when most of the world is hungry. The World Bank estimated that there are 1,345 million people in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less. The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is underfed and one-third is starving. Somewhere, somehow, someday, something’s got to give.
Deacon Dick Folger