Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Give me my daily bread.

If only I was gracious enough to know when to stop. I recall the magic words in Oliver Twist, “please Sir, may I have some more?”

Is it wrong of us to want more than our daily bread? I was brought up in a capitalist setting. My family fled communist Vietnam so that I may “rise” in the echelon of western democracy. Yet my family have always taught me to be giving and humble.

How does one give when one is educated to believe achieving as much as one possibly can is what we should be pursuing?

Unsurprisingly, I find myself feeling torn by my desires.

Do I ask for more or should I simply be grateful for my daily bread?

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


BBC Thought for the Day Tuesday 17th November