As I watch refugees drowning in stateless seas and stranded on islands of (in)convenience; I see one thing.
As I watch people of faith myopically claiming they’re right while others are left for dead; I see one thing.
Rather than us.
I see the breakdown of community, the fragmenting of family, the loneliness of each of us.
When was the last time you sat in a circle facing those you love?
When was the last time you smiled at a stranger?
Go to a place where everyone is singing and join the song.
Tell someone pushing a pram how beautiful their baby is.
Buy something at the market made by the person sitting behind the table.
Tell your kids you love them. Then say it again. And again.
Until they laugh. Until they feel the joy they are to you.
Then it’s the worst.