The photo of the dad (dot #5) particularly melts my heart. A dad in tears and not sure which way to turn to protect his children.
Our Lord and Savior came to this earth in a shelter that wasn't a home, because someone helped this family who were far from their own home to have rudimentary shelter. Maybe Joseph felt a little like this man at time. After his birth, Jesus' parents fled to Egypt to escape Herod -- making Jesus a refugee in his infancy. We're so deluged with images and stories about refugees, it's easy to tune it out; however, it's important for us to think of them particularly at this time of year when we're feeling grateful Jesus wasn't disregarded.
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