THEY ARE HUNGRY TOO

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 and I went. When I came to that 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 the rice to the mother. She divided the rice in two, and went out, carrying half the rice. When she came back, I asked her, “Where did you go?” She gave me this simple answer, “To my neighbours; they are hungry also.”

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

Source | Mother TeresaMother Teresa: No Greater Love
(New World Library, 1989) pages 39-40

CONSIDER THIS

When we are suffering, we are so focused on ourselves, we have no time for others.