BUFF SCOTT, JR.
“I exist because we exist”
“Blessed is he who is generous to the poor” [Prov. 14:21].
The anthropologist invited five poor children from an African tribe to play a game. He placed a basket of fruit near a tree and announced, addressing the children, “The one of you who reaches the tree first will be rewarded with all sweet fruits.”
When he signaled to the children to start the race, they locked their hands tightly and ran together, and then they all sat together and enjoyed the delicious fruit.
The astonished anthropologist asked the children why they all ran together, because each of them could enjoy the fruit for himself. To which the children replied, “Obonato! Is it possible for one to be happy if everyone else is sad?" “Obonato”
in their language means, “I exist because we exist.”
May the New Year mean to us all,
“I Exist Because We Exist”