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the good shepherd

the face of this shepherd seemed to narrate tales - tales of the cold, tales of the needs, tales of the life - as real as it gets - away from the comfort of aircon, cars, cellphones and luxurious houses.

  

when he approached me, I was determined to refuse any requests for money - but instead all he asked was "babu kuchh meetha hai khane ke liye" (Sir, do you have anything "sweet" to eat) - I didnt, and he walked away disappointed.

 

I wonder what caused the disappointment - his unfulfilled need, or my inability to help...

 

I could hear a faint gasp of "Hamdulillah" ( All Thanks be to Allah) from him...

How often can we react in the same way

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Taken on September 8, 2009