(Merson, Luc Olivier, 1846-1920. Rest on the Flight into Egypt, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=50324 [retrieved December 23, 2015]. Original source: http://www.mfa.org/. )
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus become refugees
Where are your ancestors from? How and why did they arrive in this country?
When you think about welcoming refugees, what feelings do you experience? Fear? Excitement? Confusion?
What are some concrete ways you can help today’s refugees in the name of Jesus?
DO: Learn more about the current refugee crisis. Identify an organization that is working with refugees, and consider contributing to their work. Or, write our elected leaders encouraging them to welcome refugees.
Readings for the Week
Prayerfully read the assigned Scripture. How does God call us to respond to refugees and others in need?
Monday Leviticus 19:33-34
Tuesday Deuteronomy 10:17-19
Wednesday Proverbs 31:8-9
Thursday Matthew 5:43-48
Friday Romans 12:14-21
Saturday Hebrews 13:1-3