Another year is almost gone, and the world still struggles with violence, poverty, and as a consequence of both, huge migration flux. People try to cross borders or even the Mediterranean Sea, leaving behind their families and risking their lives. Their future is uncertain, and maybe they’ll eventually have to return to their countries of origin, but in the meantime, we are asked to care. Isn’t each one of them a neighbor who is loved by God just as much as I am? Polls show that people in most countries greatly overestimate the percentage of immigrants. As we prepare for Christmas — another “immigration story” from 2,000 years ago — how about we try to welcome those who are different from us, be it from another country or just another party?
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