Strangers

Ever feel like a stranger?  That feeling of being a stranger – being “estranged” – shows up in many arenas.

Today in discussing this topic, it was surprising to hear the universality of that experience.  AND, it shows up in places where one would not expect it.  For example, feeling like a stranger in a foreign land is easy to understand.  But, most of us go through times where we feel a stranger even within our own families.

What if that moment, that moment of being the “stranger” was the gift?  What if that were the place where spiritual growth started?

That is certainly what happened in the life of the Jewish patriarch Abraham, a man who felt like “a stranger in a strange land”, and who went on to become the father of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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