I think I messed up a thousand times today.
I could have made a faster decision at work.
I could have tried harder on a project, instead of getting frustrated, angry and giving up.
I double booked an evening and had to let someone down who was counting on me.
Basically, today I suck. Ever have those days?
Also, I have something I really want to say, but I’m afraid to let it out. I don’t like to be controversial, but maybe in all my mistakes… I can do one right thing this day.
Maybe, I can speak up about something that matters.
Immigration reform is on my mind. Kris has been working on it through the Office of Social Justice for some time now. I didn’t mean to write about it twice this week, but it is about proximity, as so much is.
This article has been circulating today, about a German immigrant, Christian, homeschooling family of six . You can read more here and here. They came seeking asylum, for the freedom to homeschool their children. Nearly deported, they were recently granted indefinite deferred status. Due largely, to the outcry of the public.
I respect that desire. I respect their hope to live in freedom. I respect those that rallied to protect them.
This seemed to illicit a huge response among the Christian community about injustice and fairness. About an immigration system that is broken and out-dated for our times.
But, what about the thousands of families that come in different ways to American soil. Sometimes not legally, but to pursue jobs that are freely offered to them, needed by Americans to be filled. Our economy and livelihoods depend on these jobs being filled. Read more here, would you not cross a thousand deserts to feed your children?
Petitions are signed, political leaders are summoned, and urgent prayers are offered…
Why can’t we offer this urgency to everyone affected by the current immigration crisis?
Please help us to see the bigger picture of all the families immigration policies affect. ALL THE FAMILIES. Please help change to arrive for all those suffering. Help us to be grateful for the people who fill needful places in our economy and help our hearts to be willing to use our voices to speak up for them too.
If this means anything to you please consider joining two campaigns going on right now: Praying for Reform and Fasting for Families. There are also other ways to place yourself in the proximity of immigrants here.