"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


i was hungry

I keep meaning to post about the Google Gap Minder. It's an interesting tool for seeing how wealthy we are in the west, and how poor so much of the rest of the world is, using all kinds of indicators.

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

-Matthew 25:41-46

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