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Have you ever SERIOUSLY stopped and thought about what it would be like to have to up and leave your home, your town, even your country with only the clothes on your back and your family? To end up somewhere you couldn’t speak thee language? A place where you really weren’t wanted? Could it happen? If it did, what would that be like? How would you react? Thanks, Bran, for another VERY thoughtful post. It really made me think…

The Path of Grace

0000refcampThis is the second part in a series of entries I’m writing based on my thoughts on the book “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis” by Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr. Issam Smeir. The first entry in the series can be found here.

In my first entry in this series, I talked about how being able to put an actual human face on the current refugee crisis helps us to see the actual people involved and not just an issue or a political football. I mentioned a few different refugee stories in hopes that we could at least see something we can each identify with. Now I’m going to ask you to do something a little more direct.

One of the first great lessons I learned from literature was about empathy.  Many of us learned this great lesson from Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.”…

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