Fasting and Food, Not Weapons: A Mormon Response to Conflict

The thesis in this essay is quite simple. It is that fasting regularly and giving the food saved to the hungry, especially our enemies, is the surest route to world peace as well as world health. Impelled by universal human emotions in the face of hunger, especially in a crisis, we have shown we can unite in ways we seem unable to do in other matters. We have seen again and again the Lord’s promise fulfilled, that they that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind. We must exercise a particle of faith in his equally infallible promise that they that cast their bread upon the waters will find it after many days.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 25:1
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