19 “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this.
I have no fields…no trees…just some dying herbs. So what does this look like practically for me? I have 3 ideas:
1. Leftovers. Usually when there’s leftovers we try to eat them for lunch or if there’s a large amount of food left we will freeze it for future meals. But perhaps instead of storing it up for later (minus a few meals for the hubby when I’m out of town) I can share with someone in need.
2. Intentional Leftovers! Most nights of the week I’m cooking for 2 – why not make extra to share? There’s never a shortage of people in my life in need of a meal. What a simple way to bless others – whether they have a physical need or perhaps just a need for some encouragement.
3. Restaurant leftovers. I don’t know about you, but I really love restaurant leftovers. They always taste better than homemade ones. Going out is usually a treat so it’s like getting the treat twice! But how often I have stingily held onto my restaurant leftovers on the walk home, neglecting to give them away to someone in need on the street.