Showing posts from April, 2018

The Evil of Separating Parent & Child

Sometimes, something is so heinous and vicious, that to be silent means to be complicit. I don’t commonly discuss current events or go into details about national news. It seems to me preaching to broader themes is best. Usually, my views of the ways of the world can be seen and understood implicitly. But sometimes, a pastor must be explicit. This morning is one such an occasion. I must say to write this reflection hasn’t been easy. I’ve had to work through tears, real tears, the  tears of a parent in horror at another parent’s pain of saying goodbye to a child. In a New York Times piece from this last past week, a piece titled “ It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father , ” journalist Miriam Jordan details a five-year old Honduran boy named Jose arriving in Michigan to caretakers after being separated from his father at the border so that his father could be prosecuted for crossing the border without documentation. Organizations that organi