Pulled forward by hope, often pushed from behind by desperation, no immigrant leaves his or her home country without powerful emotions in play. Their arrival evokes equally powerful emotions.

But since most of us have immigration stories somewhere back in our family tree, it behooves us to remember the old Celtic rune of hospitality that ends, “Often, often, often goes the Christ in the stranger’s guise.”

Worship Materials: Pilgrimage

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION 1. Evolution is a law of life not just of biology. 2. Only the mystery is permanent. All other apparent permanence is illusion.

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Migration Hymn

Idyllic beaches break the waves as bathers line the shore This view of peace is now disturbed: an aftermath of war.

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