Help for those seeking asylum

The Christian Science Monitor

Of all those desiring political asylum, relatively few receive it. Some are turned down because they have not been persecuted, though they live daily under the threat of persecution. How can our prayers support those individuals engaged in a sincere search for peace and freedom?

Our responsibility in praying is to challenge and break free from limited, materialistic assumptions. Christ Jesus promised, "In my Father's house are many mansions." John 14:2. Or, as The New English Bible has it, "There are many dwelling-places in my Father's house." And the Psalmist stated, "I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." Ps. 23:6. The Bible indicates, then, that there is a secure dwelling place for everyone, a refuge for all without crowding or limiting of anyone's opportunities. Society has accepted all kinds of limitations for itself. But God, divine Love, is infinite, so all who look to Him may find a proper place.

November 10, 1986

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