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Mar Chaaya, Lebanon

Mar Chaaya, Lebanon

As Christians we get offended and defensive when the world lumps us all together with folks like Phelps/Westboro, prosperity preachers, KKK, and other crazies. It would be good to remember that extremism and crazy folk exist in Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and other religious communities. Just because some vocal religious leaders preach hate and violence doesn’t mean everyone who holds to those faiths embraces those beliefs or actions.

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A Prayer for the Refugee

For the refugee families who passed every part of the vetting process, sold all they had, and stood at the airport, ticket in hand, only to be told they could not come here after all, we pray to the Lord.
– Lord, hear our prayer.

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Sad State of American Affairs

Children in Lebanon, many who are refugees themselves, prepare food parcels.

We are instructed, ‘”Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”…“Here, show me the coin used for the tax.” When they handed him a Roman coin, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well, then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”’(Matt 22:17-21)

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