Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Why do we hold others at arm's length?

Since 2011, about 4 million Syrians have been forced by war to flee to other nations, including many innocent children. We usually think of them collectively, as "4 million Syrians." But how do they see themselves? CARE recently answered this question with a short video. As you watch, you'll understand why we often hold other people at arm's length. If we looked at each other with our hearts, and actually held each other's hands, conscience and human dignity would break our hearts and force us to act. Action and heartbreak are profoundly uncomfortable. But if the price of our comfort is our humanity, let's choose humanity over comfort. Enjoy this video of how Syrian refugees see themselves.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7JSw2G5RM

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