Domingo, 11 Augusto 2019

We’ve all heard the saying: Life isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey. Today, that mantra was emphasized as we went on our own journey. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Rev. Derwent A. Suthers spoke about faith as a journey; “Faith is like a child, holding a parent’s hand as they’re led through a crowd...We come to church not to settle down, but to be led forth.” Yes, going to church is important, but it’s just as essential to carry out God’s work beyond Sunday. Later in the day, as we made our way past the border, past the gates, past the wall, and past the barbed wire, we stepped into a new country, filled with a multitude of individual journeys we could know nothing about. Each passing person, with their own unique stories, adventures, and destinations. The time we spent in Mexico was full of new sights, sounds, and surprises. In our reflection time, Charlie said he was surprised at just how easy it was for us to leave, and to reenter, the U.S. However, he also mentioned that, just because it was easy for us (a group of white Americans), doesn’t mean that’s the case for all. It’s important to keep in mind the different points of view that exist all around us.