Station 8 – Jesus comforts the women of JerusalemPosted: April 6, 2012
Comforts the Women
Can you hear the women weeping? Can you see the families fleeing? Can you feel the pain of the children whose dreams have been interrupted?
When we allow such laws as Arizonia’s SB 1070, or Alabama’s HB 56 to pass we can hear the women weeping.
Women are afraid to send their children to school,
Women are afraid to get prenatal care,
Women are afraid to take their children to the doctor,
Women are afraid to seek help for domestic abuse.
Can you hear the women weeping? Not everyone can, not everyone cares, but Jesus can hear the weeping, and Jesus cares. Jesus comforts the women, men and children.
I hear the weeping when I walk the streets freely
I hear the weeping in my sleep
I hear the weeping when I close my eyes in prayer
I hear the weeping when I watch the news, and read the headlines about another hateful law passed.
How can we become informed citizens that are moved to action?
How can we join in solidarity with immigrant families that are being singled out and abused by these unjust and violent laws?
Will you help to bring comfort to the women or will you wait for someone else to do it?
First United Church of Oak Park
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