In the spirit of witness,
In the spirit of justice called to us by Jesus,
I want to remind us of a tool in our belt as Christian leaders.
I challenge our denomination to a radical and bold action
– an opportunity to get in the wheelbarrow.
With respect to our witness against immigrant family separation,
I challenge us and propose that we mobilize
To extend an extravagant welcome
To families facing imminent ICE threats
To offer religious asylum
through our churches – this day !
This day because Paul writes “now is the acceptable time!”
I would invite our Church to extend that welcome to other faith communities.
(If you don’t have immigrants in your area, mobilize to support those that do.)
Walking with Jesus may not always be comfortable,
but we are called to Christ’s mission of peace
and commitment to God’s kingdom on Earth!
Let us walk together in radical love of God and our neighbor – all of God’s children!
And May She shine her light upon us
To get in that wheelbarrow!