Sometimes we forget to look back in our pasts to see what life used to be like. By telling stories of our past, we pass on humor, gain wisdom, and broaden our understanding of the Gifts of the Spirit. Unfortunately, in today’s world, some of our neighbors are treated as outsiders to those stories, with no place at the table of humor and wonder that is our Life. By looking at a story from the Book of Daniel, and recalling the plight of the Israelites, we can hope to gain a better understanding of how people moving to new countries experience this disjointed existence. With this understanding, we can work to welcome them into the folds of our spiritual home.