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Do you pray for your fellow humans that they will find peace and do you love them above yourself or do you chastise them and pray that God reaps heaps of burning embers on their very soul? Ask yourself what is the right thing to do? I am so very tired of us crying to God and saying we are the ones infringed on and that others are to blame when we are the ones who are to love all people—all nations­—no matter what.

 

Look at those who are without…those who are hungry and know not what safety means. What do you see? How do you feel? Look at those who are hurting. Do you wish that God will smite them for their transgressions? Or do you reach out your hand to help all people?

 

There are certain things in this world that I call rights and those are the right to be free…free to worship, free from abuse…free to be educated and not withheld for certain people…freedom for choices we make each and every day. With freedom comes responsibility—great responsibility. We cannot withhold our freedoms for ourselves alone. We must share in that.

 

Many people of this country—the US—want to deny the freedom of immigration, the very lifeblood for all of us who are not natives of this land. How dare we! How dare we withhold what is the very essence of life and goodness. I think some soul searching needs to be done and you need to look no further than the Statue of Liberty.

 Statue of Liberty

 “Statue of Liberty” by Rudy Norff (link) via flickr

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The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus (link)

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

Do you know the meaning of every line? Do you think this was written only for those who had already passed through the entry points to the US or do you think we should welcome immigrants to this great nation?

 

You may choose to trash other people or trash the history of the United States but President Obama is not your enemy. He is not the anti-Christ. This great country is made up of people who should take pride in our Constitution and our founding fathers. Slavery was abolished but discrimination thrives today just as much as it did 100 years ago maybe even more so today.

 

Are there changes to make in your life? So many of the people that came to this country were descendants of unloved people—those who were discriminated against whether it was religious persecution, race, sex, whatever…even disabled. I encourage you to look at the bills before your state legislature and see which of them scream hatred for another. What can you do? Don’t sit by and become feeble. Live every day like it is a gift.

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