What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Fearless Faith

Sanctuary of the heart

Sanctuary is a difficult concept to grasp. There are too many definitions and too few certainties in its use. Is it a building where religious program focuses primarily on worship? Is it related to border issues and so-called sanctuary cities, or is it more personal, individual congregations offering safety within their walls to those who are displaced? Is it inviolable once established or is there definitional wiggle room? Is it a place, an attitude, a blessing, or something more? We have lost some of the deeper meanings attached to the notion of sanctuary. It is easy to forget its holy origi...


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