#19 Lent Pilgrimage, Home

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.?~Psalm 123:3

Slide33Graffiti covers the walls and boarded-up windows of a refugee camp just outside Bethlehem called Dheisheh. It is called a ?camp,? but it is not temporary. It has been home to generations of Palestinians. The young man who gives us a tour is named Jihad Ramadan. I wonder what it?s like to wear such a name. I realize that the love of Christ calls me to love this stranger.

How might you open your heart to a stranger this Lent?

Prayer: O God, provide homes for people who are displaced and homeless.

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