Upon reflecting on the past few days, my thoughts first go on our encounter with Rosaura – a 10 year old girl who lives in extreme poverty. A steep, muddy and narrow path led us to their two-roomed home which lacks basic necessities such as safety, food and hygiene. Rosaura looks after her siblings since their mother works extremely long hours.
Hence they barely ever see her and these children spend days upon end wondering alone. We gave Rosauraa a bicycle which was kindly donated from Malta, so that she could do her daily errands and attend mass more easily. In the meantime, her youngest brother clung onto one of the volunteers, and we could not help but feel the extreme helplessness that surrounded these children. Without a doubt, thoughts of the injustice present in the world began to settle in our minds and hearts. However, upon pondering on such thoughts, we realized that Jesus himself lived in such poverty. It is in such situations that we detach ourselves from our daily hustle, stress and materialistic world and instead focus on helping others; even if what we are doing feels just like a little droplet in a great ocean. In Mother Theresa’s words:“What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think it would be less because of that missing drop”.On attending mass the following day, we spotted Rosaura’s bike in the parking area and saw her at mass beaming from ear to ear!