Enough is one of those catch words for me. It comes from serving with a pastor in NC who used to preach about it frequently - there is enough, we just need to share. And that's where he went from preachin' to meddlin' (another of his sayings!). :-)
Enough what? Food, shelter, warm, clothes, affection, love, care, insurance, resources, money...and the list could go on, ad infinitum.
And all we need to do is share. It's one of those lessons we learn as toddlers. It's part of the elementary school curriculum, but once we grow up, it's everyone for him/herself. Why is that? Why is it drilled into our heads as children and rescinded as adults?
There really is enough of it all for all of us in this great big world, but some of us want it all and others of us believe it's scarce and we need to grab up all we can before it's gone. Don't give any away or we may be left without.
Sharing what we have with others is God's way to justice and equality. Sharing our love and resources with others, allowing folks to have a little dignity, would make the world a happier, friendlier, less violent place to live.
And allowing our fists to unclench just a little would help. Throwing some cheese and crackers into the glove box before we head out, voting for folks who want to share and help others, working on mission and service projects which help to level the playing field...that's one of the things I love about Rise Against Hunger, working together, having a great time, anybody can do it, and it supports so many people who don't have enough - food, education, resources, dignity.
We can each do something to help spread our "enough" around. Giving brings so much joy, and justice brings dignity and health to people and to our world.
Gracious God, help those who don't have enough. Help me to realize that it's me you've sent to do it. Open my heart and hands to see how much I have and be happy and ready to share with those who have need. Open my mind so I can see beyond scarcity into a world of plenty, given to us all by a God who desires to see us love and care for others. Change my heart, O God. May I be (more) like you.
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)