Wonderful words, this morning (as always), on The Insomniacs Kitchen...a favorite blog of mine. Here is the post, in it's entirety:
A Much Greater Poverty
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
POSTED BY THE URBAN MERMAID [EMILY LISKER] ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2008
I've chosen a Dorothea Lange photo (via Old Picture of the Day) to illustrate our hat-tip to Emily.
Money or no, the child sits on the woman's lap carefully ensconced and softly held. There is the presence of love here. The protection of being cared for, no matter what the circumstances. The compassion that love affords, no matter where we are. A true modern Madonna.
(Perhaps this mother and child should have been the postal stamp this year: "Madonna of the Recession," whaddya think?)
Wishing you abundant blessings this weekend, and always.
To be loved and cared for, these are the greatest riches. Let's share this gift, and use our extra pennies to buy bread and milk for a child that might not have any otherwise.
Is it the year to skip the sales and shore up the local food kitchen?