Monday, November 30, 2015

Quotes and a Prayer

"Anne Frank could be a 77-year-old woman living in Boston today, a writer." 
                                                                                                  ~Richard Breitman, 2007
But her family was a denied a visa, so she went into hiding, 
wrote a diary that would become famous and died in a concentration camp at age 15.  

 “Taking Mum's hand, I whispered "Are we really safe, here?”
Alwyn Evans, Walk in My Shoes

  “It was a dry cold night, and the wind blew keenly, 
and the frost was white and hard. A man would die tonight
 of lying out on the marshes, I thought. And then I looked 
at the stars, and considered how awful it would be
 for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death,
 and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude.”
Charles Dickens

 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing 
some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
 ~Hebrews 13:2           

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you,
 and you shall love him as yourself,
~Leviticus 19:34a         

A Prayer for Refugees
Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


From: "An Invitation to Prayer"

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