Pause + Pray

Sustainable Eating


We can live simply and eat more sustainably so others can simply eat. We can reflect on our food consumption and the infrastructure that is required to sustain our eating habits. We may choose to eat lower on the food chain and eat foods that have the lowest carbon footprint. We can be mindful of what we eat and how our diet affects the least of these, the earth’s most vulnerable people, as well as nonhuman life.


God of abundant creativity, I give thanks for my daily bread,
for food and shelter, warmth and comfort.
Let me give thanks for my largesse, and out of this gratitude
examine my lifestyle and eating habits,
that they might support the welfare of others
and contribute to the healing of the earth.


How might you shop with greater mindfulness, eat lower on the food chain, minimize your intake of meat, or at least factory-farmed meat, and explore ways to use more simply packaged foods? You will be healthier and so will the planet.

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