Nowdays, we are confronted by a huge gap between the rich and the poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxity and the poor living in frustration, which has the potential to lead to more violence. We have to work to reduce this gap. It’s truly unfair that some people should have so much while others go hungry. — The Dalai Lama
The gap between the rich and the poor is huge. But that gap is not only between those of us who have and those of us who have not. That gap is the gap between us and being good. That is the gap between us and a moral lifestyle, the gap between us and living justly. The gap between us who have and those of our family who have not is the gap between us and walking humbly with our Creator.
The huge gap between the rich and the poor confronts us with a daily choice. How should we live in a hungry world? Do we respond to the cries of the hungry, or do we refuse to hear and look the other way?
It is truly unfair, writes the Dalai Lama, that some have so much while others lack their daily bread. It’s unjust, and we all know it. What are we going to do about it?