When our church offered Rosa sanctuary, our ordinary habits became a politics of hospitality.
We gathered in an ICE parking lot. Not to protest, but to show that we cared.
When agents came for Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 27 of his church friends stood in their way.
“We weren’t trying to break the law. We were offering humanitarian assistance.”
“Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” The author of 1 John invites us to put our love into action—to love with our lives. Love is a commandment: “love one another, just as [Jesus] has commanded us.” If we follow this commandment to love, then we are in communion with God: “All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.”
Last year, the U.S. took thousands of "family units" into custody at the southern border. Nearly every woman cites violence as the reason she fled.