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An argument with Luke 11: 11-13

Jesus was confused. I hesitate to imply Jesus was wrong, but perhaps he failed the heavenly class in logic so that he suggested that God gives good things, and used as proof everyone standing around and listening because nobody would … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes is a queer, undocumented, poet, performance artist and public speaker. I often share his amazing poems here which let his words travel the world. His gift as a poet speaks to each of our hearts. He is not … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer for the day of ICE Raids

Morning is breaking like a last morning; children are weeping, families are lost. Battered by threats and frightened by warnings immigrant neighbors lifting the cross. For Miami families we pray. For Baltimore residents who are contributing to the community, we … Continue reading

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A Know-Your-Rights spiritual for immigrants in advance of the ICE crackdown

Somebody’s knocking at your door. Somebody’s knocking at your door. When ICE comes knocking you don’t have to answer — Somebody’s knocking at your door. Silent — you have the right to be. Silent — you have the right to … Continue reading

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Prayer with Omar

Omar has asked for our prayers. My friend has visited him in the Adelanto Detention Center, where he waits, a gay man from Senegal seeking asylum in this country. They laughed and cried and they prayed together. His next hearing … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes names himself an undocuqueer poet in Los Angeles and I often am privileged to be reprint his work here. I would give just about everything in the world to have no reason to share his work except for … Continue reading

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Prayer for the immigration crisis (an homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins “God’s Grandeur”)

My little hand holds (and not the great world) the small shining of shook foil and there is no beauty that I see, only the blankets on children detained — alone and frightened, cold, and without care, without — O … Continue reading

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