Posted: January 2019
We wish you a new year of inner peace and hope, whoever and wherever you are. We also invite you to reflect on the plight of others and its echo of the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. The Joint Public Issues Team writes...
"A husband, wife and their new-born son are forced to flee their home due to persecution from a tyrannical leader. Trusting in faith that the journey will be a safe one, they exchange their home, family, community and language, for the hope of safety, security and a life free of persecution.
This is Jesus' story, but it is also the story of many families across the world. The flight of millions from Syria hoping to escape a state complicit in its own people's persecution, or those leaving Somalia with the aim of escaping famine and political turmoil.
The Israelites were displaced as a consequence of slavery. Jesus himself was displaced even before he was born, and again in his early years of life in Egypt.
Jesus' birth and early life is remarkable, but it is also incredibly normal. The flight to Egypt reflects the experience of so many who are also forced to flee for safety and survival. Indeed, the story of Jesus' family's flight would not seem out of place within the tales of the millions of modern day refugees who are endeavouring to reach safety."
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