Friendship without Borders

My mother had heart surgery on December 23.  I have been mostly staying at my parent’s house while she recovers; so I haven’t posted anything in the last week.

My friend Charles sent this story about a group called Sojourners who visit persons detained under very bleak circumstances while appeals for asylum are being investigated.  The group of visitors is from the Riverside Church, a church with a famous history in Manhattan.

Here is a brief excerpt from the story:

Curley tells them that they have seen the worst of America, and she apologizes for that.

No, they say, smiling. They have seen the best of America.

Because in their darkest moment, when they lay on their bunks in the detention center despairing that even God had forgotten them, a miracle happened. A stranger walked into their lives. She would lift their hearts with her weekly visits.