Enough for everyone

Your banquet is spread before us, Lord,
acres of bread and vast jugs of refreshing water,
barrels of beer and vats of fine wine.
There is enough. For everyone.

Your banquet is spread before us, Lord,
the grapes hang heavy and ripe for the picking,
and the fruit drops from the laden trees.
There is enough. For everyone.

And yet,
the cry of a hungry child
breaks the silence of plenty
and rebukes the powerful,
who withhold their wealth.

It scatters the dice of the gamblers
who bet on the price of food,
and overturns the traders' tables
to send the rich away empty.

Your banquet is spread before us, Lord.
There is enough.

For everyone.

Linda Jones/CAFOD

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Grace for those who hunger

As we break bread together

Journey with us

At this table

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