I cannot comprehend this fear-fueled doomsday food hoarding epidemic!
Maybe it’s because I truly believe in God’s faithful provision. Maybe it’s because I don’t watch the major “reality TV” news outlets that we are so fond of that pass as truth gatherers in this country.
There’s a small chance my prudence and only buying what my family needs for the week is foolish but then many consider my faith in an unseen creator foolish. But my family’s needs have been met with even a few luxuries (like coffee!) since this whole virus thing started. God is indeed faithful!
I do know that hoarding food and supplies isn’t based on prudence or practicality but fear. It is selfishness disguised as pragmatism. “I got mine, now you get yours.” There is no community mindset behind it, no loving one’s neighbor in this activity.
A single link in chainmail has limited durability but when many of them are interlinked they withstand a hearty blow from a sword. In the same way, we are more resilient and effective when we work together, when looking after one another is more important than individual sufficiency.
I beg you, buy only what you need and help those who don’t have enough. Love your neighbor as God loves you and we will all thrive in spite of our mutual tribulation.
And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus