Time to Tally.

Philippines
November 13, 2017 10:32pm CST
Someone sent me a message that goes:.... If you have food on the refrigerator, clothes on your back, roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world's inhabitants. I was disconcerted. I know about orphans, hunger, displaced people, war, persecution, deprivation, and all these are part and parcel of the daily world news, What I didn't realize was I am on the upper quarter who are bountifully blessed. With the humble properties I own, I did believe I was somewhere in the lower half of enduring creatures that roam the earth. Alas, statistics has it that with a modest money in the bank, I am even on the upper 8% of the privileged few. Sadly, a million will surely die this week because of illness, healthcare was deprived of them. Time to tally. The world's population is almost 8 billion. I am at the tip of the iceberg. Sigh. 7.5 is under water. I am willing to invert that and carry the bulk, with you by my side.
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@ilocosboy (33263)
• Philippines
14 Nov
Mother Theresa said, if you cannot feed one hundred at least you can do it to one. One friend said to me while we are trekking to a very remote village that got no electricity and have homes from cogon and bamboo "we complain too much about life, these people are not." referring to the poor village.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
I do that. Feed they hungry, Take care of the less fortunate who come our way. I was meditating upon: to whom much is given, much is asked. I fall short on that.
@ilocosboy (33263)
• Philippines
15 Nov
If each of us can do this there'll less hunger in the world.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
@ilocosboy let us begin disseminating this advocacy.
@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Nov
I am still blessed in spite of my sickness. I think we are all blessed in other ways.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
Bhem, what are you ill of?
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@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Nov
@eileenleyva I have a kidney failure and ongoing Dialysis.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
@JustBhem Oh Bhem, that is an extreme challenge. You must focus on getting well. Have you heard of anthroposophic medicine? I have known of debilitating cases that have been reversed by anthroposophy. Dr. Jake Tan gives lectures, I know. He resides in Frisco, Quezon City. Bhem, I believe in miracles. I will keep you in my prayers.
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@allen0187 (27498)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Needed to read this. Thank you.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
When I die, I couldn't answer Cain's question. I have not done any better to alleviate the sad state of our world. Whatever I have done in the past is not good enough.
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@allen0187 (27498)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@eileenleyva you still have time to do more.
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• Philippines
20 Nov
@allen0187 Doing my best. Though my best, I know, is never good enough.
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@sjvg1976 (14552)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov
Even I am blessed that I have a decent job and have my own house. It's our duty to help people who don't have the money to feed themselves and their family
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• Philippines
15 Nov
How do you help, Sanjeev? Could you suggest ways how we go about helping the marginalized? I don't have much of a budget to give away.
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@sjvg1976 (14552)
• Delhi, India
16 Nov
@eileenleyva I donate in charity and donate to people whom I see really poor and need money to eat to survive.
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• Philippines
16 Nov
@sjvg1976 I tip my hat to you.
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@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
14 Nov
I like that and it makes me think about myself as well.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
I am feeling guilty, I have not been much help to the poor and the less fortunate,
@sallypup (21799)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Nov
We are blessed for sure though I am dealing with the news of a very ill brother. Take care.
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• Philippines
15 Nov
I am beginning my shortcomings towards my fellow man by praying for your brother. What is his first name?
@Emmlex1000 (1514)
• Lagos, Nigeria
14 Nov
Yes u have to appreciate God and give arms to the less privileged in the society
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• Philippines
15 Nov
I do love God and give assistance and aid to the less privileged. I just didn't see the total, I was shocked.
@Hatley (159307)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Nov
we all are so m,ucjn better pff than we real ze we are hats for sure
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• Philippines
15 Nov
I thought I was among the poor. Reality shows I am rich.