Blessed are the refugees

Blessed are all 65 million people 

Those who are victims of war and poverty

Those who have been evicted

Those who cannot return home

Those who seek a safe place for their children

Those who like Mary, Joseph and Jesus, flee Herod’s persecution 

Those who are feared and despised

Those hated by both sides of the conflict

Those for whom nobody seems to care 

You are children of God

And the people of God care about you