A Lesson About Welcoming Strangers


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JRH Assistant Director Fr. Jack Treloar, SJ, serves as guest columnist for the Green Bay Diocese’s Compass publication.   Check out his latest offering from January 5, 2017:

Often parents must move during a school year; this necessitates that younger children enroll at a new school. When Jimmy or Sally come to class, the teacher will introduce the child, welcoming the newcomer to the learning community. The other students will have various reactions to this new arrival. Although Jimmy is a stranger, some students will welcome him as one of their own. Because Sally is new, some students will be fearful of her and how she might change their classroom. Some students might even be hostile and actively make life miserable for the new student…

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