June 20th is UN World Refugee Day. But is there anything to be happy about?
Why should Refugee Day matter to the followers of Jesus?
It matters because Jesus, quoting the ancient scripture below from the Old Testament, taught us to live out that scripture — not just when it is convenient, but sacrificially!! What have you sacrificed to help a refugee?
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Lev 19:18
Furthermore when Jesus was asked who our neighbor was, we found out that our neighbor was anyone — especially the vulnerable.
So what is good about World Refugee Day? The good news is that you can make a difference! And every time you do good, a bit of the reign of God is manifested on earth. Plus you will feel awesome!
Sacrificing for others is the thing to do!
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