Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sanctuary Prayer

Sanctuary Prayer: (by Jane Deren, PhD)

Who offered the stable for the birth of a child?  
Who offered refuge in Egypt when the family had to flee?  
Who welcomed them there?  

Who will offer sanctuary to the immigrants in our communities 
as they face roundups, as their human dignity is ignored?  
Who will welcome and protect them?  
Who will choose love and inclusion over fear?  

Who of us will recognize a holy family, 
a mother, a child?  
Who of us will remember Christ’s words: 
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me; 
What you do for the least of these, you do for me.”  


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