Written by Michelle Kretzer
Update: Amy's has
generously agreed to donate another 1,000 cans of lentil soup, which PETA is
sending to the soup kitchens of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in St.
Louis, Missouri, and Samaritan House in Denver, Colorado, along with
information on how Christians can honor Christ's message of love by choosing
following was originally published on February 19, 2013:
is celebrating the Lenten season with appropriately named legumes: lentils!
selected two faith-based soup kitchens to which we will give 500 cans of lentil
soup apiece, generously donated by Amy's: Boston's Haley House and Newark's Saint John's Soup Kitchen. We're hoping to
encourage the congregations that operate
the soup kitchens to use this season of spiritual renewal to think about Scriptures
that instruct us to show compassion to all of God's creation, including animals—verses
such as "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful"
(Luke 6:36), "They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain" (Isaiah 11:9), and "A new command I give you: Love one another" (John 13:34).
prolonged and painful
deaths that animals face in slaughterhouses couldn't be further
from what God would deem loving or merciful. For Lent, those of us who are fortunate
enough to choose our meals three times a day should pick healthy vegan foods and prevent God's
creation from suffering.
learn more, visit JesusVeg.com.
And perhaps you would like to reach out to
Christians at Lent with an offering of soup?
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