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Jul. 30th, 2003 | 12:21 pm

"To My Neighbor"
by Mother Teresa

One night a man came to our house and told me: "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days." I took some food with me and went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces, just the deep pain of hunger.

I gave rice to the mother and she divided the rice in two, and went out carrying half of the rice. When she came back I asked her, "Where did you go?" She gave me this simple answer, "To the neighbors--they are hungry also!"

I was not surprised that she gave, because poor people are really very generous. But I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we are suffering we are so focused on ourselves that we have no time for others.

How true this is... Never thought of that before...

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from: thunderstorms
date: Jul. 30th, 2003 01:23 pm (UTC)

I've got a book about that lady... *sigh*

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