Friday, August 13, 2010

Myth 1: Not Enough Food to Go Around

There are two worldviews, the one is that there are not enough resources to go around and another is there is an abundance of resource. 

The scarcity option drives the competitive nature of survival of the fittest and we land up with a few who have the art of survival and the rest suffer the consequences.  This option keeps the wider community at hands length and the individual building their stockpiles. 

The abundance option breeds community and sharing. If there is a sense that there is enough for all it is easier for us to share what we have.  Within the generous community the gifts of all multiply to abundance and we are satisfied.

The Stop Hunger Now organization deals with the number one myth:

Myth 1: Not Enough Food to Go Around

Reality: Enough wheat, rice and other grains are produced to provide every human being with 3,500 calories a day. That doesn't count other foods including vegetables, beans, nuts, root crops, fruits, grass-fed meats, and fish. Enough food is available to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person a day worldwide.  

The problem then lies somewhere else. It lies in the psyche of the fearful soul that is threatened by its survival.  God has provided – we need to share.  

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