Do you agree that God is pleased when countries help each other ?
The plague of locusts that has devastated crops in countries of Eastern Africa also has also spread to areas of Pakistan.
The billions of locusts are voracious eaters, and are creating fears of widespread famine.
Everyone these days is aware of “protecting the environment”, and pesticides are often frowned upon.
Therefore, China graciously offered to deploy an army of 100,000 ducks to Pakistan, to treat the locust plague the natural way. Ducks are capable of eating many locusts in a day.
However, academics, studying the situation more carefully, realized that the ducks, who require water, would not do well in the dry areas of Pakistan, and thus their deployment was stopped. Pesticides were offered instead to stop the destructive insects.
Plagues, famines, and deadly viruses are reminders to personkind, formerly known as mankind, that we are all members of the human family, and we need to work together.
May God bless the ducks, who reminded us of that.