The other night, I went to the Hunger Banquet with a friend. Their theme was "Heal the Half, Unite the Whole" with an emphasis on women. Clever.
At the beginning, I thought I had just paid ten bucks to sit on newspaper and blankets and get fed beans and rice. WELL, I'm no feminist, but I had no idea how bad life for a woman is out there (in the world). At the end of the dinner, I could not help but think of how privileged I am! I live in a country where I know the culture. I know the language. I have TWO jobs. I have the ability to support myself. I am literate. I live amongst friends and family. And still, I take for granted what many people are praying for.
In the end, I didn't just pay ten dollars to sit on a hard floor and eat peasant food. No. Instead, I was reminded to be extremely appreciative of what I have and to dedicate myself to loving others around me. I need to answer the call to help others until it hurts and then help some more! Because this world is full of bigger things then our petty problems.
"And if you share with your heart Yeah, you give with your heart, What you share with the world is what it keeps of you"
-Noah and the Whale