“And he said to them, 'Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.' ”
2 - Reflect
I saw everything from that bar window: a man sitting at an outside table denied food to a child who was asking for his help. The man was almost finished with his lunch when he was approached by a little boy who was begging in the corner of the bar. Desperate from hunger, the little boy began to ask diners if there was anything left over from their lunches, a piece of bread, a half-finished plate. But when he approached that man's table, he treated him with contempt and told him to go away. The scene upset me so much that I ran to the child to give him my own lunch, without even having a bite. I could see how thankful he was with just a glance.
I went back into the bar, repeated my food order and kept thinking about the man's attitude. I did not understand why he had been so hostile when he was only asked for a piece of bread. We often act with greed and guile, we do not understand that others may be going hungry, that maybe, they have not tasted food for days. We must be more compassionate with the difficulties that others may be going through, because even if we have a hot meal today, it does not keep us from going without tomorrow.
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