By Bishop Theotonius Gomes CSC, President of Caritas Bangladesh
One essential aspect of the mystery of the human person is its union of the earthly body and the heavenly soul, a union on earth destined for eternity.
On earth, the body has to be a true home for the eternal spirit; in eternity the soul has to be home of the risen body.
On earth, food assists the body in its essential function to keep “body and soul together” towards the fulfillment of that mystery of the human person.
Thus ‘food security’ is hardly a mere earthly affair, it has eternal overtures.
The Lord’s Prayer is no common petition. It is the prayer for the coming of the Kingdom of God. In it we pray for the “daily bread”, the everyday food of the poor leading to the eternal bread of tomorrow for all.
Scripture refers to food as the basic earthly need:
At creation, no […]