Of trust, love, compassion

Of trust, love, compassion: The world can learn from small children and the young to open the mind to differences and find wholeness...


"Butterflies and a bicycle
This image, which horrified the world, led to Alex asking his president to “go get him”, promising that when the “ambulance” reaches New York, “we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together.” He would also teach him to ride a bike!
Alex also read out this letter, which was posted on Facebook. At the recent Leaders Summit on Refugees, Obama shared Alex’s letter with the world leaders assembled to discuss possible solutions to the global refugee crisis. Obama told the gathering that the humanity “that a young child can display, who hasn’t learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of where they’re from, or how they look, or how they pray, and who just understands the notion of treating somebody that is like him with compassion, with kindness — we can all learn from Alex”."
Read the article to find out, what is this all about!
M G Warrier


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