Appreciative of all those posting about refugees over the past few days and particularly those focused on the responsibility of Christianity.
I was moved to tears last April when I heard Patrick Kearon’s speech.
Hearing portions of it again, with the addition of images, music, and stories, brings those feelings back. I agree with his sentiments:
“This moment [of being a refugee] will not define them, but our response will help define us.”
Personal experience with refugees, right off the plane, and with those working to rebuild their lives, having escaped war and the horrors that come with it, has shaped my outlook on life.
There is some Mormon specific terminology in his speech but otherwise, it is simple Christianity. A Christianity I think even an atheist can appreciate.