The Starfish Parable
A man goes out on the beach and sees that it is covered with starfish that have washed up in the tide. A little boy is walking along, picking them up and throwing them back into the water. “What are you doing, son?” the man asks. “You see how many starfish there are? You’ll never make a difference”. The boy paused thoughtfully, and picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. “It sure made a difference to that one” he said.
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• We are all about “empowering the privileged to empower the poor”.
• We believe in the priceless value of every person.
• We oppose the many injustices of extreme poverty, particularly human trafficking and sexual slavery.
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