I've been grateful for the internal quiet I've experienced after a month away from social media, especially in light of all that's happened in our world--there's been much to process and learn about, and I needed to be away from all the noise for a while. These past few weeks, I've been feverishly reading and listening and praying, and now, I'm putting this out into the interwebs in a spirit of gentleness and hope for our world. Love wins.
"Let’s live like we are loved. Let us fixate on that, and...it will start to chip away at the great lies and fears we have swallowed whole. Be not afraid, the angels said, and they paved the way for a Savior who was himself a refugee–torn from his home, oppressed, beaten, ridiculed, and killed in a horrific way by the powers that be. A Christ who suffered what so many in the world suffer, who understands the temptation to fear, who loves in radical and unsafe ways, who asks nothing less of us, his followers." -D.L. Mayfield
Painting is Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Luc-Olivier Merson.
A few other recommend readings on the refugee crisis: