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'Jesus is Asking You to be a Miracle Worker': A Sermon on Hunger
Bread for the World regional organizer Greg Sims visited Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ in Coral Gables, FL, this past weekend to share a sermon on Jesus' feeding of the multitudes and what this act of Christ teaches us about working to end hunger in our world. During his sermon, Sims shared an interesting insight into Jesus' actions during the feeding by asking who works this miracle of multiplication? He points out that Christ said to the disciples, "You give them something to eat! The disciples -- Peter, James, John, you and I. Jesus's response is very direct, very clear."
Christ commissions his followers to feed the people, and this commission carries to this day. People of faith must rise up today to ask Congress to protect funding for poor and hungry people. The Super Committee is less than two weeks away from deciding how to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Programs for poor and hungry people are vulnerable to being cut.
Watch the sermon below, send a prayer, and then contact your member of Congress and encourage him or her to keep funding for poor and hungry people intact in the federal budget. It's time for us to "give them something to eat."
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