Essay on Who Is Like Mother Teresa?

1084 Words Dec 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Mother Teresa once said "If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Judgment is something we as humans inherently fear yet, we dare to impose it upon others. However, when people are at their utmost vulnerable there is no force greater that human compassion. I believe that like Mother Teresa we should all strive to judge less rather, we should help to alleviate the suffering of others.
I have spent many summers volunteering at a food pantry in inner city Fort Wayne. The food pantry is hidden deep in the ghetto; shootings are a daily occurrence and most of our clients are well below the federal poverty line. We have the most diverse client base in the inner city area. I see people of all religions, ethnicities, educational levels, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Poverty is a disease and it is not picky about who it wounds.
During the summer, I arrive at the pantry at seven forty-five sharp. The pantry will not open until ten but, a line is already forming around the block. I walk towards the volunteer entrance vaguely aware of the lingering reek of booze, an odor that seems tantamount with impoverishment. As I walk up to the warehouse door a petite girl with the most beautiful curly red hair is standing in line boisterously next to her mother. The girls name is Haylee and she is starting the fourth grade at a nearby elementary school this year. Haylee is rather reserved, but she always greets me when I walk by. I bring Haylee the box of fruit snacks…

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