Giving shelter

Headlines have grabbed our hearts with stories of Europe’s growing migrant and refugee crisis. One way we can all respond is with prayer that is selfless, unbiased, and universal. 

Prayer that acknowledges the intelligent and complete care provided for all by our infinite Father-Mother God removes the fearful belief that compassionate acts will benefit some people at the expense of others. When we look to God for a clearer understanding of His ever-presence and limitless love for all His creation­—His spiritual ideas, embraced in His allness and goodness—we are establishing in our thoughts a spiritual foundation for constructive actions to help refugees, and to help those helping them. 

In our almost 30 years of marriage, my husband and I and our two sons have shared our home and our lives with almost two dozen people from a wide variety of circumstances, and it has enriched us immeasurably. Was this hard? Did we have to give up a lot in order to make room for others? We did make changes in our lives to do this, but our home became a multilayered blessing because of it.

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