My theme today comes from Blog Catalogue’s Bloggers United. They asked bloggers all over the world to write about world hunger. Partnering with Heifer International, the purpose of the event is to draw attention to world hunger. There will be many participants who write about the physically hungry in our world.
I think, however, that the greater hunger worldwide is spiritual hunger. People the world over are starving for spiritual meaning in their everyday lives. I truly believe, with Victor Frankl, that humans suffer the most when they live without meaning.
We’ve been going along, a lot of us, trying to do just that for a long time and now I think the planet itself and its inhabitants are screeching, “Enough!” No more meaningless anything.
In fact, if we just slow down long enough to see it, everything has meaning. Every, little thing. The contribution of each being on Earth changes the rest of the earth, the solar system, the galaxy. Put plainly,
You make a difference.
Whether you can see it or not. Whether you know it or not. Whether it is acknowledged or not. No matter what.
Your existence fills a hunger on this planet.
And here, for me, is where hope arises. Hope, that last gift of the famous Pandora and her infamous Box. Hope is what’s left when she releases all the evils into the world. Interestingly, in none of the versions I read of her story are the “evils” listed. The only named denizen of the box is hope.
The word hope carries with it the expectation of good, an expectation of something desired. Would I love to expect that all beings were fed on Earth? Of course. Even more though, for me, I do expect that through time all beings will be spiritually fed.
This is why I offer all I encounter, whether I like whatever it is or not, peace. Peace is the emotion at the core of satiation, fullness—both physical and spiritual.
Pandora means all gifts. Won’t you pray with me that hunger of all kinds be resolved now through our expectation of true abundance for all in the universe?