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Great Neck Notebook: October 12, 2011

“May It Be Your Will”

A man of God wrote, “One day, God, may it be your will that we live in a world in which food comes to the hungry and water will flow to the thirsty….But in the meantime, while the world is filled with hunger, empower us to stand on Your behalf and fulfill the words of Your prophet: To all those who are thirsty bring water, and greet those who wander with food. Bless us that we should sustain the hungry.”

I also remember what my Aunt Rose told me every time I saw her as a young boy.  They weren’t her words, but we pretended they were. “Pray as though everything depends on God; act as if everything depends on you.”

There is more hunger in America today than any time in the last in 80 years. Not since the Great Depression have so many of our neighbors been in need. The good news is that we can do something about that.

Please join me in supporting the work of the Interfaith Nutrition Network, which provides food, shelter, and support services to thousands of Long Islanders each and every week. Its network of 19 soup kitchens and shelters stands as a beacon of hope in a world that often seems cruel and indifferent.

Donations may be mailed to: Dave Golbert, 7 Lee Court West, Great Neck, NY 11024.  Your contribution— in whatever amount you can afford— has the power to change someone’s life for the better.

Together we can make a real difference in the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.