Potluck at the Park
Reflections From Students at St Mary’s
A one day experience feeding the heart: reflections on a simple lunch in the park
By Fernanda Preciado, student
Bread...check. Apples...check. Ham...check. You can find those items on a typical grocery list. Of course, the list goes much further. Shoppers calculate approximately how much they (and their dependents if any) will consume within the week, usually adding a little more depending on the income and other factors. How much more would it cost you to buy a little extra for just one more person? How much more would it cost you to feed your hungry brother in Christ?
As children of God we must practice solidarity and try to imitate the generosity of the Lord, who "though he was rich, yet for your sake became poor so that by his poverty, you might become rich." (2 Cor 8:9)
A group of Aggies, trying to put solidarity and charity in practice, set out to feed people (some currently residing as immigrants) at a park and realized they fed much more than their stomachs.