Weighing the consequences and risks, many church communities in Minnesota choose to take a stand. “God is not a God who would endorse hate. God is not a God who would endorse separation of families. God says quite the opposite – welcoming the stranger, loving the foreigner, treating them as one of your own.” – JaNae Bates
Whether we choose the path of faith, skepticism, or a uniquely understood spiritual connection to all the atoms in the universe, we must treat each other gently, as if we were specks of dust – because we are.
The activist nun put her beliefs on the line, even if it meant going to jail. “I learned a lot in prison. For one thing, the people there are absolutely normal. I can only think of one who seemed like a criminal to me.”