One hundred people.

Do you imagine that the world is just like the city you live in, or the street you live on?

If you reduced the world proportionally to 100 people:

Fifty-seven of those one hundred people would be from Asia. Twenty-one would be from Europe, fourteen from North and South America, and eight from Africa.

Fifty-one would be women, and forty-nine would be men.

Sixty-eight of those people would not be able to read and write.

Six of those one hundred people would own and control more than 50 percent of the world’s wealth. All of those six people would be U.S. citizens. Three of those six people would live on the north shore of Long Island…on the same street.

Thirty would be Christian, seventy would be non-Christian.

One of those one hundred people would be just about to die, one would have just been born, and only one of those hundred people would have been to college.

A little bit of perspective for the Christmas season from The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly.

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