No Room Then, No Room Now!

The Hebrew Scripture tells us a marvelous story right at the origins of the history of the people of Israel. Jacob, who was later named Israel (Gen 32:28), had twelve sons. When, one of Jacob’s sons, Joseph, was trafficked into Egypt by his own brothers (Gen 37:18-46), he went on to become Pharaoh’s trusted advisor and second in command (Gen 41:37-44). Even though he was a foreigner and came to Egypt as a trafficked and helpless refugee, he was given a chance by a ruler who with did not share same religious faith as the Israelites. (I delivered this talk at the University of Dayton Human Rights Vigil held on Dec 9th, 2018 at the Butler County ICE detention center. I am committed to the human

© 2018 by Fr. Satish Joseph.