Learning from foreigners

“So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’” (Luke 17:17-18 NKJV).

Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with one’s identity, especially when traveling frequently far from home. Most of us recognize a certain negative connotation to the word foreigner. In many languages and cultures, the term denoting “one from somewhere else” is definitely and intensely prejudicial. It is an expression of disdain, dislike, and contempt. Continue reading “Learning from foreigners”