Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
The Monsignor and the Old Refugee Woman
In Sudan, when a visitor comes, the first thing one does is to offer him or her a glass of water.
The Monsignor came to my house. I gave him a glass of water.
“You don’t have any cold water?” he asked.
“No,” I said. “What about ice cubes? No ice cubes?” “I’m sorry”, I replied.
“Never mind, I’m not really thirsty anyway,” leaving the water on the table.
The old Dinka refugee woman came to my house. I gave her a glass of water. She took the water, blessed herself, then slowly drank the water. Then she blessed herself again and handed me back the empty glass.
Peter Major mhm