It makes me feel excellent to read of the charitable move the Archbishop of Canterbury took with the housing of a Syrian refugee family in the grounds of Lambeth Palace.
I do not think that we quite understood what it must be like for families fleeing war-torn countries. Having to uproot your family sometimes in the middle of the night and especially when there are young children among the family fleeing for their lives.
We should be very proud of the Archbishop and strive to help these people who are so desperate. The thought that at least one family would be safe tonight should give us cause to celebrate. It is up to the rest to the country to now try and accommodate the other refugees that will be arriving on British soil.
The responsibility that has been taken on by the church in allowing the Archbishop to house this family with little or no English a child who need medical attention, demonstrate what churches around the globe should be doing if they are not doing so already. The Bible speaks of being our brother’s keeper, and it is heart warming to see it in action.
Irrespective of the doom and gloom that we are experiencing in the country today one family will be grateful to be with us and happy that they do not have to be dodging bullets from unscrupulous individual chasing them from their homes.