We all know the statistics when it comes to the distribution of wealth in the United States. The “One Percent” are doing very well. But in our month-long exploration at First UMC Burlington of the struggles facing the 15.4 million refugees in our world, I was surprised to learn about another “One Percent” – according to the US Department of State that’s how many of those 15.4 million have any hope of being resettled – just One Percent!
In other words, most of the people who become refugees remain refugees; and according to those who know what they are talking about, being a “refugee” often means you have no hope, no future.
We can’t solve the world’s problems; but if you can offer someone a little bit of hope today, do it.
“For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from the Lord.” Psalm 62:5
A blessed Tuesday …