So the people of the world stand #WithAleppo — because there are dreams enough for this dark, there is light enough for this dark, there is hope enough coming even now for you.
The people of the world stand #WithAleppo — because there is no bureaucracy or excuse or reason that can render us impotent, that can paralyze us in helping the wild-eyed or the littlest because people of faith know a Love that is infinite.
The people of the world stand #WithAleppo — because now is when people of faith string up lights and we’re committed to bringing Light into this world because the Light came for all of us — you believe us, Bana and Children of Aleppo, right?
The people of faith stand #WithAleppo — because now is when we sing along with the radio, Joy to the Word… and… Come, O Come Emmanuel… we don’t just believe these things, but we live these things — you believe us, Children, right?
Because, Children of Aleppo, you are our family who live in our home that’s called the world and why don’t you get joy too and doesn’t Emmanuel mean to come to be with you too, through each of us — and Love isn’t some impossible theory to us but the theology we’re actually called to incarnate.
So people of the world, of faith, stand #WithAleppo and call on our governments to take action at an international level, including in the UN General Assembly, to provide practical support to facilitate the delivery of aid to the civilians and children of Aleppo.
The people of the world stand #WithAleppo on #GivingTuesday because the Kingdom of God begins to destroy the domain of death when people of Faith give their word, give their prayers, give their hands, give their voices to the begging children of Aleppo.
And yes, if God is with us, who can be against us — but what does it matter what we’re against, if we’re not with God.
Once I sat at our breakfast table in the thin early light, Children of Aleppo, and I saw a fawn run right up to our window and press his head right up against the glass because there were guns firing everywhere in the woods.
I looked right into the deer’s begging wild-eyed fear, Children. I couldn’t look away.
The people of the world stand #WithAleppo and we won’t look away from your wild-eyed terror, Children of Aleppo, we won’t.
The stars hear.
And the world sees, O little Town of Aleppo, little Children of Aleppo,
how in your dark streets it can shine, a coming, clearer Light — the hopes and prayers of all the world —
can meet with you even now.
The People of the World — #WithAleppo