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heart, larger than the world


Michael Lee – Hong Kong

Mr. Lee told us about his experiences in the refugee camp in Hong Kong. “The people in the camps are the poorest of the poor. Everything they own can be carried on their backs.” He paused, shook his head, and then continued. “These refugees are prone to goiter disease and sinus cancer. They don’t get milk or meat. What they eat is rice — much, much rice. Their meager diet is not nutritious; their suffering is intense.” He looked at each of us in turn. “Only when you see people suffer like this,” he said, resting his hand on his heart, “does your heart become ‘soft.'”

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