Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Firing Line

As a father, as a human being, I urge you if you have 25 minutes to spare to watch this BBC TV programme which, while featuring the bravest of cameramen working today, also demonstrates the suffering of children around the world. (It is also on the BBC News Channel at 14.30 GMT tomorrow.)

If you don't have 25 minutes, skip the first 10 minutes. You may then want to visit The Burma Campaign.

If you really only have 5 minutes, skip to 19 minutes and see what desperation and heart-break really means for a man in Afghanistan having to sell his 8 year old son. "I sold a piece of my heart to stop my four other children from dying of hunger."

The final story, while harrowing, at least has had some positive outcomes. You can visit the Stepping Stones website to find out more.

My own problems, as consuming as they can be, look small in comparison.