Child of God …
… joins an exile endured by millions,
bombed out of their homes,
villages flattened and burned,
forced to flee
“Go to the land I will show you,
the place where I will cause Myself to be seen.”
Who will take him in?
Who will embrace him, hold him,
Who will show him that we are
compassionate and merciful,
long-suffering but great in lovingkindness,
like the One
in Whose image we are made.
Does it matter whose baby this is?
-- Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson