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Mother Teresa

I was asked why I did not give a rod with which to fish, in the hands of the poor, rather than give the fish itself as this makes them remain poor.

So I told them: The people whom we pick up are not able to stand with a rod.  So today I will give them fish and when they are able to stand, then I shall send them to you and you can give them the rod.  That is your job.  Let me do my work today.