Monthly Archives: September 2015
For we were aliens and transients before you, as were all our ancestors. I Chronicles 29:15
For the Lord your God is god of gods, who …loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger. Deut. 10:18-19
The stranger has not lodged in the street; I have opened my doors to the traveler. Job 31:32
When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien... read more
A week ago I was sitting in Stony Point, New York waiting. Waiting for the flight to Glasgow. Waiting to know what my work would be here in Glasgow. Waiting for information about the flat. I sat and I waited, with bags carefully packed, filled will coats and sweaters and pictures from home.
A week ago, I landed on Scottish soil for the very first time. I watched the clouds part as green, rolling hills stretched out beneath the plane. A week ago, I walked through customs with my American passport in hand, a letter from the Church of Scotland explaining that I was indeed most welcome here... read more