"We in the west often declare our state of want as though our very life and continued existence depended upon its satisfaction. While every person in the country will eat at some time throughout today however, there will be millions......yes millions of poor people across the world who will not taste nourishment between dawn and dusk.
Some will go hungry and some will be beaten mercilessly while others, not yet old enough to have learned the alphabet will have their childhood imagination stifled by totalitarian regimes and be trained how to become good soldiers of the future. We often speak of poverty here in the west, but thankfully we will never know it in its rawest form and never have to understand it.
The next time you see a charity box on the counter of your local store, put your change in it instead of back inside your purse and believe me, you and another will have a much better day in consequence. We should seldom resist the urge to do something good in our day, however small.
We are enough of a realist to know that our few pennies cannot possibly feed every child who hungers, but with God's help we should remain enough of an optimist to get up each morning and try to do our bit. It only takes only a mouthful of food to keep a starving person alive for one more day." William Forde: August 25th, 2015.