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A Reason to Still Smile

Recently Sister Maigualida (Mai) Riera from Venezuela shared photos of children who, smiling behind their masks, remind us to look for the silver lining despite the increasing hardships brought on with COVID-19. MMS who operate the Solidarity Kitchen in Barquisimeto no longer have enough food to provide meals to the community. When local children beg them for something to eat, they sometimes assign the children a task, such as creating artwork. The children return with their completed assignment and receive a snack. Sr. Mai shares: “it is amazing to see children who can sometimes be aggressive express so much tenderness and beauty in their art.”