Have you ever taken the time to truly ponder suffering? I mean worldwide, large scale suffering?
Every. single. day. 18,000 children die from hunger. Over the course of a year that is 6,570,000 little people who die from starvation. Which, that is not even the tip of the iceberg as far as human suffering goes.
And how many people suffer with cancer?
How many people die of easily prevented diseases every year?
What about persons who are permanently physically or mentally disabled?
And what about the MILLIONS (246 million or 1/6 of the worlds children is the last estimate I saw) of children who are working as child slaves across the globe?
It blows my mind to think about these things. There are a lot of people out there suffering. It is overwhelming. It is sad. It sometimes feels hopeless.
But as Mother Teresa said: