I'm thinking this weekend of the people of Mumbai, my mother's birthplace. While India grows and develops economically, so many of Mumbai's 18 million residents live in abject poverty.
Shantytown near Mumbai Airport, Brian McMorrow
It's easy to think of those living so far away as very different from us. They're not - many of my aunts, uncles, and cousins still live in and around Mumbai. They watch TV on satellite, talk on their blackberries and shop at the mall. They, and the millions of people like them, as well as the ones who live in very challenging circumstances, were the victims of a terrible terrorist attack this weekend - living under curfew, and not knowing where danger might strike next.
We too often forget that we are ALL one world - no matter how much or how little we have, we want the same things - security, joy, family, love and peace.
Beautiful Gateway of India, Mumbai, eulogio
We are all one family.