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We Are Better Than This


Many years ago, as I drove him to an appointment, my 12-year-old nephew and I heard a heart-wrenching radio appeal for help for the famine victims in Ethiopia. My nephew sighed and echoed the words of his stepfather, “We can’t save everybody. It’s too bad but those little kids are going to die. Lots of people are going to die and we just can’t feed them all.”

This was coming from the mouth of a child who was usually quite gentle and loving, and especially kind to young children. I thought for a moment and then asked him to close his eyes and hold out his hands.

I said, “...

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