• Rev. Carrie Cesar

All Means All

We are human beings; we are children of God Almighty. All of us. We are all equal in God’s eyes. God loves us all the same, and we are all created in God’s image. What more do we need to know to stop our doubts as to whether we should help others? Families are suffering, fleeing from violence or poverty or slavery and then having to deal with all the immigration injustice. How can we bring hope to people who have lost all sense of home? How can we as Christians ignore the needs of people who only want hope in unimaginably desperate situations of hell on earth? If you want to hear of real heroes, stories of genuine strength and faith, just listen to the stories of immigrant mothers. We have been called by a radical Savior, who loves all people like no other and tells us to act and use this love in ways that heal and help others. We are given this hope of love that is more real and more powerful than hate. It is not easy to love others when national leaders tell us to turn against them or to turn them out. Mothers just want a safe home and a place for their children to go to school so they can grow up in dignity and be the valuable human beings God created them to be. Mothers are traveling from country to country with one focus and one plea, to escape death and follow the road to life, to give their children the promise our faith gives us as we all seek life. Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a: “I place before you, Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to Him, firmly embracing Him. Oh yes, He is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors.” Pray for these strong women and children to complete their journeys, and to one day have peace and a place to call home.

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