The glares from people in the congregation when a toddler starts screaming in the pew because his sister stole his Cheerio don’t help a family feel embraced by fellow churchgoers. Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Accompaniment as described in the document is an essential part of our responsibility to undocumented persons, especially those who are members of our congregations. However, offering asylum may become necessary to protect families and individuals from forced deportation.
The passing of my dear friend Sister Teresa Mitchell at the Carmel in Eugene leaves the world a darker place. She always reminded me of one of my favorite flowers, the daffodil — a bright and cheerful spot in the gray cold of spring.