Thank you for committing to this 30 Day Christian Green Living Challenge with us! Each day as we step through our journey, I’ll share the challenge for the day then, depending on your green goals, I will share resources where you can learn more, dig deeper into the topic, or challenge yourself even more. We will do the challenge once *live* together, but you can participate anytime by joining in on the comments below and by using the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving. So, when you’re ready, let’s Go Christian Green!
“Whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor.” — Pope Francis, Laudato Si’
Few things bother me more than throwing out food. It’s wasteful, it’s expensive and it’s unnecessary. And as Pope Francis puts it, “it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor.”
When I first read this quote from Laudato Si’, it hit me pretty hard. We don’t intend to hurt others through our wastefulness, but can you imagine the response from someone who is hungry if they witnessed us throwing out food? It would be devastating to them!
Would they know that we are Christians through our example?
Today’s Day 4 Challenge:
How is your family’s food consumption? Do you already consistently meal plan or do you find yourself being wasteful from time to time? How often do you share your blessings with others?
Today let’s pray and meditate with Matthew Chapter 25, verses 31-46. During your prayer, ask God for his guidance and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to help us to see and understand this passage “with the eyes of God.”
If you don’t already meal plan on a regular basis, make a meal plan for next week. If you are ambitious, try planning for a month. In your planning, look for ways to avoid overbuying and then resolve yourself only to what you have planned. Include a plan for leftovers, if any. Can you have them for lunch the next day?
Go a step further: Consider giving a portion of your weekly food budget to the food bank or buy extra food and donate it to your local food pantry.
Comment below and/or use the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving. Share your insights and let us know how you meal plan (or intend to start) and how it helps you to avoid food waste.
- 5 Green Tips for Meal Planning Success—by DarleneGoesGreen
In this post, I give my top 5 tips for meal planning success learned from my BIG meal planning failure!
- How to Make a Reusable Meal Planner —by DarleneGoesGreen
This includes step-by-step instructions for making a reusable meal planner and a link to my free 3-template meal planning set to use with it.
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