Looking at Aleppo

After watching perhaps the third news report about the former producer of the reality TV show The Apprentice and his role in the upcoming inauguration of the President-elect, I was gripped this morning by the urgency of the current situation in the city of Aleppo, Syria — or, rather, what remains of that once-great city — and […]

The most important day in my lifetime

In order to understand my world, you need to understand something about culture. The place where I live is deeply divided. Not 20 years ago, the people here experienced a complex war, between 3 sides, which was stopped by the international community in 1995, and left the city divided. There are literally two halves of […]

The Lord of the Refugees

He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. – John 10:13    Refugees and migrants have flooded into Croatia in recent days; politicians and private citizens are pontificating and losing sleep over the influx of so many foreigners.  In the US, immigrants have been coming in illegally for years, […]

Our Lord, the refugee

“Out of Egypt I called my son.” (Matthew 2:13-15)    Read the news — there is a crisis in Europe. Since Croatia officially accepted its very first refugees from Syria three days ago, over 9,000 have showed up there, trying to find a way into the European Union, seeking refuge from their own war torn […]