During a fundraising event in support of victims of trafficking, I was walking outside in the parking lot when quite suddenly, a woman carrying a bag filled with possessions fit for a beggar crashed into me, before disappearing again like a soft breeze. Angrily I thought 'how rude!'
Later, as I entered the lobby, I saw her limping toward the door, almost crashing into me again . It was obvious that she had a disability.
Our treasurer Ms. Phuong enlightened us - This lady came to contribute to our fundraising; however, due to her working schedule, she was not able to stay for the event. I was suddenly overcome with emotion.
It was this afternoon in Sydney, with the gleaming sunlight shining upon her crooked legs as she took shaky steps, that I became overwhelmed, my eyes teared as I was so touched, and suddenly....suddenly, everything else seemed so trivial.
Thank God! Although our world is filled with hate and crime, there are still those with hearts of gold, who despite being handicapped themselves, are filled with compassion to give a hand to ease the pain of the children victims of human trafficking.
A chilly afternoon breeze suddenly blew over and aroused me back to reality and the immediate tasks at hand.
Our fundraising event was successful!
Translated by J. Huynh.