Reflection of the Week - 16 June 2020

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We hear the news and see on television, stories of people displaced by famine, war or by the deeds of inhumane governments. Refugees come from so many different countries and extreme situations. Are they just words in newsprint or remote pictures on TV to us? Have we become immune to their plight?

Jesus and his parents became refugees and had no place to call their own when they fled to Egypt Jesus knew what it was like to be hounded out of his own country and homeless. He, too, knew what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land and He felt the anger and the misunderstanding of the people around Him. He also felt the rejection of those who were close to Him.

Almighty and merciful God, whose own Son became a refugee, have mercy on those who are fleeing from danger, who are homeless and hungry.

May I be inspired to be generous with my resources and my time, so that I may see where I can help and be able to bring some relief to those who seek refuge.


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