the greatest resource of all can be a small gesture of kindness from
someone who is poor. It is often a gentle look from someone who is
vulnerable which relaxes us, touches our heart and reminds us of what is
One day I went with some sisters of Mother Teresa to a slum
in Bangalore where they were looking after people with leprosy. The
sores stank, and humanly speaking, it was revolting. But the people
there had light in their eyes. When I left I felt inexplicable joy, and
it was they who had given it to me.