This week the news carried a story on how much food we waste. In Canada it is about 50% of what we buy. Just imagine what effect that has on our budgets, our garbage and our economy.
We are all just too fussy. One friend throws out leftovers because she is ‘tired’ of eating the soup or stew or roast. Another buys too much and then throws out the overload.
Do you spend $200.00 a week on food? Think about what you are throwing away, $100.00 in cash every week.
We are all guilty and our current ‘cooks and authors’ are partly to blame. My mom used to make chicken broth by cooking vegetable bits and chicken carcasses in a big pot of water. We ate the bits and parts for supper or they became part of a giant pot of soup. A popular Canadian magazine just gave a recipe for chicken stock but they threw out all the veggie bits and bobs and only kept the juice. See what I mean?
God is not a fan of any kind of waste.
“Gather the leftovers so nothing is wasted.” (See John 6:12-13, MSG)
Don’t waste your time on useless work…. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. (Ephesians 5:11-16, MSG)
Nothing you do for him (Christ) is a waste of time or effort. (See 1 Corinthians 15:58, AMP)
Prayer-Lord, help us find ways to waste not and therefore want not. Amen.