Scarcity and plenty

I have been thinking recently about an experience I had during my first trip to the Colombian Atlantic Coast. I was with a team of people building latrines with a displaced community. I was notionally in charge and one of my tasks was to agree the budget for food.

We started off catering for ourselves, about 12 people, the local people that were being employed and the local cooks. Day after day, I was asked if it was OK to allow others to join the meal (other local helpers and the children of the cooks) until we were feeding two or three times as many people as we had budgeted for.

And so I learned an important Kingdom principle: if you decide to share, you will always have enough.

Let the British reader understand.

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