in our 3rd st tribe we have been talking about food as a location for holy reflection and action. we are excited to get involved with a local farmer and help grow some of the food we eat (alongside tending to our own gardens). we have wondered about these things in relation to wider consumption (oil, gas, clothing,...'stuff'). much of this has been sparked by our reading of Jeremiah 29 (LIVE!, PLANT!, BUILD!, GIVE!). we are challenged to 'seek the welfare of the city' by living in sustainable and generous ways.
while looking into issues of food consumption i came across this story at NPR and found about this wonderful book - Hungry Planet - What the World Eats
check out the following pictures from the book...these a families posing with what they eat in a week. these are some of the most beautiful pictures i have ever seen - they manage to capture the glory and fragility of being human. (for details about each picture see the NPR story link).