So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners. . . . Deuteronomy 10:19
Mary Len and I have been on the receiving end of this type of love. Early in our marriage we arrived in a village in Japan relying on the care, concern, and generosity of our new friends for our two year sojourn. Their profound, specific love affected us deeply these 30 years following that journey. In my law practice I have represented these sojourners, foreigners, in the court system. Very often I have been deeply moved to see people move from vulnerable and fearful to empowered and safe. In this journey, many have moved on to care-giving professions and mentoring of others in the way that the writer of Deuteronomy reminds us. We are all so deeply connected. Mary Len and I have included Justice For our Neighbors in our giving. We know firsthand that our gifts and efforts will be multiplied one by one, family by family, year by year. I invite you into this remarkable journey of showing love to the sojourner.
To learn more about Justice for Our Neighbors, please watch this video.