The weather is starting to get warmer now. The winters here are short, but very harsh on the people with no central heating and a low tolerance for the cold. This is why we have additional feedings over winter. The warm food is vital for the health and well being of the children. Although today, February 9th, we feed only 190 children, it is a good turnout for the village. The meal is the same menu as all of our Just One feedings: spicy vegetable curry, hot puris and a banana for desert.
What I love about these feedings is that they have the ability to break down religious differences, cultural differences and even caste differences. It is an event when they see that everyone is and can be equal. The Brahmin eat with the lower castes, the Hindus serve the Muslims. All in the village are treated as one, with one heart, and all are seen as Gods to be served and worshipped for these few hours together. This is the power of love. It is a joy to watch divine grace in action.