Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Children Knocking At the Door

  When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.  The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

 Leviticus 19:33-34

We should all recognize this cross. It is often this exact design we give to those we baptize. It is a reminder that at baptism we are brothers and sisters to all God's children. Like those at our border.

This last Sunday Rev. Mark talked about this and had copies of 'ways to to help' which can be found here.
He referenced information and stories that can be found here and here.
He also said that, because of our desire for justice and our connection with the Lutheran Church in El Salvador, donations to Bethany marked "Children" will be sent to assist their legal defense via the Lutheran Social Services in New England. It is the Lutheran Synod in El Salvador through which we have our Sister Parish relationship with San Antonio Grande. Information about the LSS is here.