Long time married, we add a new twist. We are following a new Ttwd lifestyle and are amazed how our marriage is better after all these years.
AGREE 100%. What kind of country are we to allow this travesty to happen. How very sad.
Indeed this situation is sad and tragic. M
I am pretty sure that when Jesus said "Love thy neighbor as yourself," that He wasn't just talking about us as Americans and our actual neighbors next door and the people in our own churches. I am pretty sure he was talking about our fellow HUMAN BEINGS from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, etc. And I am positive He is including refugees and their children when He said, "What you have done to the least of these, you have done unto Me." So while I don't know for sure what Jesus would exactly do because His ways are so much greater than I can fathom, I know what He would NOT do. He would not take any child from his/her parent that was not a danger to his/her child. Escaping from horrific acts in their own country by trying to find safety for their children in our country does not make them bad parents. It makes them brave parents.Those are my thoughts the Jesus that I know.
Windy,You always have such excellent insight and compassionate heart. M
He would care for the poor - he would definitely not separate kids from their parents. These kids loose their trust in everything when losing their parents at such a young age.I'm glad for this post though - it shows not all US citizens agree with this inhuman practice. I just hope you can actually do sth about it. I was afraid to ask, since this isn't a political blog, but since you opened this up let me tell you this: I think the US is loosing face big time with the world - at least here in Europe. I saw several news from different countries and they're all appalled. I'm not sure if you know this, but the US-president is also lying in his tweets. Crime didn't go up in Germany, it even went down. And refugees won't go away, just because you don't let them in. On the contrary climate change will produce even more of them leaving Africa in the future - but yeah, climate change is a lie for the US president as well... I think it is sad that the US isn't the good country anymore, who is there to help others, but shuts them out. As I said I really hope you'll be able to change this inhumanity soon.
Thank you for you insightful words. M
There are no words and I'm with you -not sleeping well at night or feeling well during the day.
Sunny,There is only one thing that would help me sleep better. M
I agree, it’s inhumane what is happening at the moment. In this instance I think social media has worked very well in informing the rest of us about what’s going on. Those pictures speak thousands of words and the bottom line is that it’s deeply wrong and disturbing. We pray for change to come.
Laurel, We pray right along with you. Thank you for your comment.M
You know my opinion from FB. I hate this.
PK,Indeed I do know your opinion and I love you for it.M
Just shaking my head. So awful.Hugs Roz
Roz,I am continually shaking my head. M
I just can't believe we have come to this. I don't know much about Jesus except that he, like me, was Jewish. Which means he learned Torah. Which means that he learned values such as kindness, concern, care for others. The Jesus I've always pictured would fix this in a heartbeat. He would speak out. He would not follow blindly.Sending hugs and hope we all sleep better soon.
Deena,We are in such awful times. That is the Christ I know as well. Thank you for you kindwords. M
I can't imagine being separated from my children. People sometimes find it difficult to put themselves in other peoples shoes but whether we have children or not, we've all been children at one time. It shouldn't take more than a second to see that taking children from their parents is cruel and unusual punishment...Amy
Amy,You are so correct in what you write. Thank you for sharing your empathetic thoughts.M
My stomach hurts all the time. The history of the many reason these immigrants come here is truly horrific! We say we are a country that is morally courageous....but then we turn into.....I'm just so deeply affected. I work with some immigrant children. I cannot understand how we can put them through these horrors.
Minelle,I, too, am so deeply affected and in that same real pain. Thank you for your words.M
I agree and believe this experience will impact many of the children for years to come. It's heartbreaking. EL