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Minute for Mission: World Refugee Day

Even before we were faced with the developments brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, my colleagues and I talked about how migrant journeys often take unexpected turns and yet their faith sustains them. Forced to leave their homes and their countries, they often set out on journeys with only a vague understanding of where they are headed. Refugees and asylum seekers know that even when the physical route itself is well-known, the metaphorical journey over time is much less certain.

Manna: the biblical symbol of ‘enough’

Does enough exist? Is there ever enough time, money, sleep, love, faith, justice, energy or peace for us? Why does it feel like we are always lacking in these and other areas of our lives? While reading Ellen Davis’ “Getting Involved with God,” I was struck by a passage in the chapter “Greed and Prophecy: Numbers 11.”