Love in action

by Stephen on November 17, 2008 · 54 comments

in Life

One night a man came to our house and told me, “There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days,” I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces, just the deep pain of hunger. I gave the rice to the mother. She divided it in two, and went out, carrying half the rice with her. When she came back, I asked her, “Where did you go?” She gave me this simple answer, “To my neighbors-they are hungry also.”

I was not surprised that she gave–because poor people are generous. But I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we are suffering, we are so focused on ourselves we have no time for others.

–Mother Teresa

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Prince November 29, 2008 at 3:13 am

Loved it

2 Imole Joseph April 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

It is verry lovely.

3 Prakash Joshi September 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm

A good inspirational story

4 Simon Raja February 10, 2010 at 11:58 am

Very nice thought.. I like it very much.

5 Ahuja April 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

Very, very nice story.

6 Minnie Jonathan July 28, 2010 at 3:05 am

Oh! It touched my heart.

7 Avani September 1, 2010 at 4:38 am

Eye opener..! Awesome one

8 Akhl October 24, 2010 at 1:12 am

Really loved it…..

9 Pulak Patra November 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

Yes it’s a very meaningful n touchy story. I loved it.

10 GAURAV RANGARI February 6, 2011 at 1:05 am

we should always try to give the things or share. bcoz it gives a gr8 feeling 4m inside.

11 Seshu March 17, 2011 at 4:07 am

Beautiful story and good line to follow.

12 nhice April 19, 2011 at 12:34 am

wow..so kind of her..what a lovely story..so inspiring..

13 raghavendra k May 7, 2011 at 3:37 am

I like it becoz it good line to follow

14 vijay May 25, 2011 at 2:29 am

oh!…Awesome…

15 Pranash May 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Nice one! thanks for sharing…

16 Uday June 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Lovely mother.. This is the power of mothers love and God’s love is milllion times more than mothers love.

17 Vee June 18, 2011 at 7:21 am

Great story… so meaningful :)

18 Bher June 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

We must have this good thinking! I hope all people in this world think like that!!!

19 Raechel June 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

Two thumbs up!

20 Priyanka Kumari September 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

one of nice story…………

21 Sanjay Mishra September 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I always try to do such type of things in my life………

22 Rashi December 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

Lovely….. I am going to speak this story in my school assembly………. :) :)

23 Bukky muyiwa January 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I really love it. I am going to tell all my family.

24 Anita Gupta January 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

One of the best stories :) so meaningful.

25 Osmond February 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

This is agape love. Well emulating

26 Soumili Bishi March 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

Great mother.

27 Divya March 28, 2012 at 7:54 am

Lovely….. I am going to speak this story in my school assembly………. :)

28 Omidiji Mercy April 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

Wow, i love this… I’m gonna tell all my friends and family.

29 Unknow May 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Yeah.. But in real life this would never happen..

30 Aonghus Dwyn July 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

Hoping that this will happen in real situation…nice!

31 Khalid Shaikh July 20, 2012 at 4:10 am

Amazing

32 Dinono August 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

… I like …. I like.

33 Emmanuel Mutua September 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Realy touching

34 CS RAVI KOTHARI September 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

Heart touching

35 Thejesh September 29, 2012 at 8:51 am

Really heart touching

36 Sindhuja January 21, 2013 at 5:29 am

Very nice……

37 Esther January 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

A touching and educative story.

38 Naib Torres February 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

It is something true, we should think of others.

39 Jijo March 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Lovely..♥♡

40 Anoop.K.Francis June 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

It’s true and really a paradox. We need to analyse ourselves..

41 Camilia July 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

It’s a nice little moral story.

42 Angelica annan baloyo September 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Good to follow.. sharing the blessings that you have..

43 Mike September 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

Love must be performed not only by words….

44 Mariel October 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I like this so much…. I wish to be a blessing to others as well.

45 Chandrasekar January 24, 2014 at 1:25 am

Superb touching story :)

46 TrisciaN February 6, 2014 at 8:17 am

An awe-inspiring story.

47 Keshav February 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Superb!

48 HENDRICK JACOBUS FOUCHE March 31, 2014 at 4:53 am

It is so true. Give to others and do not ask something back

49 AGWELL ZULU May 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

That is very good.

50 Anitha July 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

Awesome tat’s wanted to happen in every life..

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