Posts from September 2015

Welcoming the Stranger

God cares for the refugee. God loves the refugee. This idea is throughout the Bible. Leviticus 19:34-35, Hebrews 13:2 and Matthew 25:34-40 remind us of God’s heart for the foreigner, those who are oppressed and those who have needs. Henri Nouwen stated, “Honest receptivity means inviting the stranger into our world on his or her terms, not on ours.  When we say,…