Adversity


We should never let adversity get us down… except to our knees.
According to James 5:13 (NIV) “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray…”

Along those same lines, we watched a very good HBO Documentary, “Which Way Home,” this week. IT followed the adventures and misadventures of 9 children “migrant workers” as they made the harrowing 1,000 mile trip from Honduras, through Mexico aboard freight trains. Most of them were traveling solo or in groups of 2 or 3. Several were only 9 and 10 years old! All were coming to the United States to better their lot in life. Some made it, some died in the deserts, some were apprehended and returned.
Made me SO glad that, although I have had adversity, it has never been as bad as these kids are having
Also makes me wonder why it is that we citizens of the USA so cling our niches in life that we can not or will not move over a little and make room for those who want to come here to better their lot in life.

This is a BIG country. If so much of it wasn’t owned be the Federal gov’t, there would be plenty of room for more people. We don’t HAVE TO be packed together in cities, driving big cars, live in awesome houses watching football on big-screen TVs and supporting all those athletes with millions of dollars and refusing the little guys the opportunity to better himself.
Does that attitude stem from greed?

Now I’m not for a moment suggesting that we have gov’t programs to feed and house these people for a minute, we shouldn’t be hosing the ones that we are with taxpayer money, but if we refuse their entry, we might as well take down the Stature of Liberty, raze the pedestal into the bay, and take that placard from the base that says in part, “… Give me your huddled masses yearning to be free… ” and archive it into the Smithsonian with other “things that used to be.”

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