"A few weeks before my trip to the United States someone came to our house by night and said, "There is a Hindu family with eight children, and they have gone several days without eating."
I took a bit of rice and went immediately to their assistance. The mother took the rice from my hands, distributed it into two equal servings, and went out immediately.
When she came back I asked, “Where have you been? What have you been doing?”
"They are hungry too," she answered.
Right next to them lived a Muslim family with the same number of children. The Hindu mother knew they had been out of food for several days. She did what Jesus does: she broke the bread. She broke her love and shared it with her neighbors. […]
What impressed me most in that instance was that the woman knew. Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, our family?”
—Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy

"A few weeks before my trip to the United States someone came to our house by night and said, "There is a Hindu family with eight children, and they have gone several days without eating."

I took a bit of rice and went immediately to their assistance. The mother took the rice from my hands, distributed it into two equal servings, and went out immediately.

When she came back I asked, “Where have you been? What have you been doing?”

"They are hungry too," she answered.

Right next to them lived a Muslim family with the same number of children. The Hindu mother knew they had been out of food for several days. She did what Jesus does: she broke the bread. She broke her love and shared it with her neighbors. […]

What impressed me most in that instance was that the woman knew. Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, our family?”

—Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy

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