Thought For the Day
“Not all of us can prevent a war; but most of us can help ease sufferings—of the body and the soul.”
— Ruth Pfau
(The statue opposite is called ‘Exquisite Pain’ by Damien Hurst. It is of St Bartholomew who was skinned alive. The statue showed a scalpel and one hand and his flayed skin hanging in his arm. We saw this statue when we visited the church of St Bartholomew The Great in London. The statue is only on loan to the church so I am not sure if it was still there)
- The birth of Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau on this day in 1929. Ruth was a Roman Catholic nun who was born in Germany but served most of her life in Pakistan. She was a physician and worked tirelessly in ending leprosy. Very deservedly, she earned the sobriquet as the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.