Rebecca’s cat cafe is open..I guess word is spreading.
My mother mentioned seeing “my” orange cat this morning. Her description didn’t seem to fit but I wasn’t arguing. Turns out, we have a second orange cat now. It did arrive too late for lunch however as the other cats had pretty well cleaned up every bite available. No, I didn’t take more out there….yet. This cat like the other orange appears too healthy to be a stray, and looks like one I have seen before.
Obviously cats and stray animals are not people. Cats are better equipped to provide for themselves though they won’t refuse a handout from time to time. Or like my not so strays, just move in and make themselves at home. I will say I have not had a single mouse inside since their arrival so they do earn their keep.
But what about people? How do we go about feeding others?
Donating to food banks, to shelters, to organizations who are there solely to provide for those in need is one way. Taking part in food drives is one way. Going to food kitchens and helping dish out the food to those waiting, is a way. Of course one can purchase food or prepare it themselves and go hand it out to those they find.
But that is physical food, while important, it is not the only way one needs to be fed.
One’s heart needs feeding. People need to know they are seen, they are heard, they are recognized as worthy. They need to hear words of encouragement that will build hope. They need to feel they still have some importance in this life.
One’s mind needs feeding. Showing them how to face their battles and win. How to find ways to a better existence a better more fulfilling life. Educating them to help improve them and their circumstances.
One’s spirit needs feeding. We are all designed to seek out something or someone to worship. One needs to have that spiritual need fed so to understand Who to worship and how. To understand through spiritual feeding why it is important and the benefits that come from that Worship. We are given the ability to make the choice, it is simply important to understand the choices and which is right and proper. Which will guide our lives to betterment, to peace, to hope. To an understanding that this life is temporary, the next is eternal and the choice we make essential and determining as to where we will spend that eternity.
As I have fed the not so stray cats they have become more friendly and at peace. They know where they are safe and where their meals come from. Don’t people deserve more than that?