Over 800 children fleeing poverty, political persecution, and genocide in other countries are welcomed at the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Christopher Award-winning documentary Strangers No More follows three of those students whose skilled and compassionate teachers provide them with a solid education, and the help they need to move beyond their tragic pasts to create a better tomorrow.
The film’s directors call the school “an extraordinary place where one can experience a sense of humanity so rich and pervasive, it often feels impossible.” Thankfully, the school’s success is very real—and provides a model for creating community out of diversity.
Chances are you’re surrounded by people you see on a regular basis, but who are strangers to you. Why not say “hi” and turn a stranger into a friend?
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by
doing that some have entertained angels without
knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)
Lord, give me the courage to approach people I don’t know and extend my hand in friendship.