A message from people who know what it’s like. I took the photograph in the center of Sarajevo on my last trip. I can’t imagine that people there feel about it any different today. To be remembered today of all days when billions celebrate a refugee couple giving birth to a child.
Religious or not (like me), we all can relate to the metaphor remembered today. A couple whose child is about to be born is seeking a roof over their head. We can be fairly sure: It didn’t get that far just for the heck of it.
This year we have seen hundreds of thousands of people in a similar situation.
We should learn from the biblical metaphor and not turn them away.
We’re all human and we could get into a similar situation one day, inconceivable though it may be to us at this point and time.
And let’s keep in mind a not so minor document.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
If you ask me: It shouldn’t take Christmas to remember this. But it seems a nice and appropiate occasion to remind people what being human is about.