This is written by a RSS collaborator that saw the scene at the rehabilitation centre one day and felt in the bottom of her heart
This place is either out of water or out of power, there was no water just the day before yesterday and then no power again last night!
It's the weekend, two collaborators began the work of the day after breakfast: drag the hose to water the vegetables; and cook for the elderly as usual.
When the power is out, cooking has to be done using wood fire: one would have to watch the fire/add firewood, select the vegetable, wash the vege, wash the rice, boiled rice etc…….busy enough. Upon finishing the cleaning of the compound, instead of sewing a few sandbags for the kids, decided to go to help the elderly due to laziness.
Walk into the homes for the elderly, the collaborator saw several elderly people in the room doing their own thing, and she greeted them and walked directly towards the end of the house guō tái (stove), what's in sight is Ma Jian-Gan the elder reclining near the stove adding firewood, laughing loud "he he" upon seeing her. “You're here", he says hello to her. “Yeah, I come and see you, you are helping to add fire ah!" "Oh, adding the fire, my personal favor." Walked into the kitchen, the collaborator started cutting the vegetables, her face filled with nice looking smiles…that was a natural, unconscious smile. I asked her :”What are you laughing at? Let me see the beauty of what's your smile, so that makes me laugh too." She just said: “I didn’t laugh, did I?" then laugh again as she spoke.
Smiling faces of the elderly, coupled with the smiling faces of the collaborator, what on earth is more beautiful picture than the smiles from the bottom of the hearts!
Who would've thought they were disjointed strangers before, and separated far and wide? However, at this very moment this is definitely a father and daughter in deep love affection, in the enjoyment of the time, enjoying the gift of family warmth. This happens because of common humanity, our common father -- God. He gave each and every one his share of the purest, most noble emotions - love.
“Love one another, so that people can recognize you as my disciples.” Jesus ordered: this is the driving force of our life, source of our strength, and the root of our smiles.