In each Scripture, we read of David fleeing from his home as a result of his threat to Saul’s government. David was a political refugee. In the first situation, David was afraid for his life and only survived by acting insane. In the second situation, David—along with 600 other political refugees–was welcomed and given a place to live. The only difference—the second time he wasn’t alone. The group included women and children.
Question for Reflection:
- Do you respond differently to a single homeless man than to a homeless woman or family? If so, why?
- What generalizations do people tend to make about homeless men? Immigrant men?
- What a step you could take to reduce gender bias in your response refugees or homeless men?