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  1. Rachel,
    I have been thinking about you with all the changes going on with “Brexit”. Our world is in a continuous state of flux. I love what you have to say about not erecting barriers and that to become like Jesus we need to imitate Him and He certainly didn’t build barriers…He tore them down. Food for thought…
    Blessings,
    Bev

  2. Very timely and very thoughtful. As Christians, we need to take their views from scripture and the example of Jesus, rather than adopt the patterns and behaviors of a world that is not motivated by love. Although I am not politically attuned, your remark about the UK wanting to strengthen its borders, put me in mind of the same American attitude that is advancing Trump’s campaign.
    It is such a sweet relief to be reminded that I am a member of another kingdom with a perfect ruler who is loving and welcoming to all.
    I was encouraged by your attitude regarding your writing. It is an encouragement that we should take the attitude of Christ with everything that we do, including our blogs/writing. Thank you, Rachel

    1. Author

      I’m glad you were encouraged, Diane. It is a challenge to behave like Christ, but we must. And I have to admit, writing this blog post, God brought to mind a barrier I have put up in my own life. I can’t write this stuff without be changed myself.

  3. It is so helpful to me to hear this perspective from a godly woman who is directly affected by the change. I get all my news from NPR and the BBC, so I can’t always entirely trust the basis, but you’ve given me all kinds of reasons to be praying for your homeland.

  4. Hi Rachel,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading my letter. I am also thankful to you for sharing your heart with us about how you feel about the EU Referendum. I was quietly nodding in agreement, as I read each of your thoughtful words.

    Yes, it is heartbreaking, I have been in a kind of a dazed shock over this past week. As I have been talking to God about it, I have felt that call to pray for not only unity, but also for God’s will to be done in the mess. In response I have set up a 31 day prayer structure for those who would like to participate.

    God bless

    Anita

    1. Author

      Anita, I’ve been travelling and I’ve only just got round to reading comments. I love your 31 day prayer structure idea – going to find it now on your blog. Not too late to join, I hope.

  5. I think this is a common fear becoming incresingly prevalent in our global society. Due to the evil of some, we become feraful of anyone different than ourselves and as you so rightly stated, this is not how Jesus lived. Yes, we all need to examine our motives to see where we are building barriers not relationships.
    Thanks Rachel!

  6. Rachel,
    I love what you said about your writing being a gift to give since we bloggers are freely offering our writing — what a beautiful perspective! I have a friend who lives outside of London and her views on Brexit are similar to yours, and you articulated so well all of these thoughts about gifts and barriers and freedom in this post. You always make me think and I love that! 🙂

    1. Author

      Would value your prayers that it doesn’t divide our country, friends or families. Thanks, Valerie.

  7. I don’t really think about the barriers I build up too often. Great insight!

  8. Hello Rachel,
    You are so absolutely spot-on with this. If we let fear dictate our beliefs then how will anyone be reached? It is scary yet true. Jesus wouldn’t want any barriers built. He’d wants to be in our midst. Lovely post!

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