John had never really had to worry about things like food. He could usually take his family on at least one holiday a year, and they always put something in the collection plate on a Sunday. Then the recession happened. His job wasn’t affected at first. But then more and more people were made redundant.It’s not that he hasn’t been looking for work, but there’s so little out there for his experience. At first, they made do. Friends and family have been so generous. Then all of a sudden, they realised that there just wasn’t enough money to buy a decent amount of food for the family to live healthily on.
Who are the poor within our own community, whether visible or invisible? How do we work alongside one another, learning and growing through the encounter with each person we meet?
Do take one of the prayer cards and reflection sheets home to discuss and use with friends.