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Lady Liberty and Emma Lazarus

Jesus says that when we do something kind for a hurting person, it's just as if we have done it for Jesus himself. Welcoming strangers is one example Jesus give of a kindness we can do for others and for him. We'll hear these words of Jesus in worship on Sunday, October 3.

The children's book Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty, by Linda Glaser and Claire A. Nivola tells the story of how one woman inspired a nation to welcome strangers. In the 19th century, the poet Emma Lazarus became acquainted with the plight of immigrants to the U.S. Emma and other authors wrote pieces for a collection to raise funds for the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Her poem gave us the memorable lines, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" that became associated with the Statue.

Watch and listen to Emma's Poem in this YouTube video:

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