Indian estimates of poverty range from 270 million to 450 million people. The World Bank reckons 300 million Indians live on less than a Dollar a day.
(Source Hindustan Times)
Yet the government played a cruel joke on our starving masses by saying that anyone who earns 32 Rupees (66 cents) a day is not poor. That amount can only buy you a bowl of rice or a few pieces of flat bread (rotis) once a day.
How can our rulers who have stashes of money in their banks feel the rumblings of an empty stomach.
Reminds me of passages from the Old Testament (Bible) when Israel was in captivity. Both the remnants and captives were suffering.
Jesus had compassion on the hungry crowds who were following him.
32 And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, “I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
(Gospel of Matthew)
Jesus performed a miracle right there - feeding the hungry crowd with a few pieces of bread and fish.
Dear Lord , Bless my few pieces of "fish and bread", so I can share it with others in need.
Megan in front of a Government building in New Delhi before they flew back to Canada.