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‘Love the stranger because you once were strangers.’

” ‘Love the stranger because you once were strangers.’

They are human beings just like us. I’ve been so moved to hear stories about the kindness and compassion of Europeans opening their doors to refugees. Now we have an opportunity to extend our own kindness, mercy, and acknowledgment of our shared humanity. The refugees are not terrorists. They are fleeing from terrorists. We are not inherently different. We are just more privileged. As my mother always taught ‘with privilege comes responsibility.’

Selfishness, greed and fear will not lead to greater happiness. May all beings find the refuge they seek. May they all find safety. May they all find humans more ruled by love and compassion than by fear. May they all be safe from fear and harm.” – Tracey Narayani Glover