As noted above, Carrie Newcomer has a wonderful song entitled “Room at the table for everyone”.

Growing up, I have fond memories of how my mother always made room at the table for another friend.  The mothers of my friends did the same…there was always room for one more or, several more.

We can also recall images of centuries old events such as the feeding of the five thousand, distribution of food by international nonprofits, and recent accounts on national news, of children raising funds so hungry families can eat.

It’s not about doing something local or regional or international.  It’s about doing both/and….where we can, when we can, because we can!

Let us all “be the beloved community” as Newcomer mentions in her song.

Perhaps this song can be your comfort and inspiration and invitation this week…

Love and be HOPE today and everyday!

Sr. Debbie Blow, OP