- Whatever is placed in the bowl is your nourishment for the day
- Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35), hence there is a place for the beggar and his bowl. The beggar gives birth to the giver, the bowl is a story about relationships.
- “Ultimately, the bowl teaches us that God is enough. Unfortunately, most of “religion” is the result of not finding God, not finding God to be enough or not wanting God to be enough.”
- From “The Thousand Day Nazareth” (The St. Simeon Skete’s Rule of Life) the following is to be noted:
|Photo taken by Seraphim on the streets of Delhi.
“Just returned from a long, hot and dusty day on the streets of Old Delhi. Each day I go forth with my prayer rope and a pocket full of rupees for the many beggars with their bowls. As always, I run out of rupees early and I then have to say ‘no’. Today something happened, I was drawn into the ‘no’ of the poor that is their life. But it didn’t stop there, that ‘no’ became mysterious as it became the ‘no’ of God composed of humankind’s refusal to give what He asks. God asks for Himself in us”. -Seraphim